GUEST POST: WHAT MY LIFE’S LIKE (ANONYMOUS)
My name is Ravinder and originally from Slough, my dream was always to go into healthcare, although I didn’t realise it at first. From a young age I’ve always spent a lot of time in hospitals and around healthcare professionals due to my own congenital heart defects, this including home care services for elderly as Care Shyft which specialize in this area. I was intrigued by the miracles medicine can perform and how it gave people a second chance at life. But when the time came for me to decide whether or not to pursue higher education I chose the more conventional route of studying law.
After several years I decided to dramatically change career paths and study Nursing Studies at Kings College London in order to become a nurse and give back to those who I feel helped me (and many others) through some difficult times. I am currently nearing the end of my three year training and working in hospitals in a variety of different specialities has not only increased my love for the profession, but it has opened my eyes to the work that all those in healthcare do to improve people’s quality of life. In the future I hope to complete a masters degree and perhaps even top up my nursing qualification so I can work with both adults and children.
However my main love lies with neuro, and after completing placements on both an acute stroke unit and neuro intensive care my dream has become to specialise in neuro and eventually become the sister of a neuro specialist unit. Advances are continually being made in terms of the care and treatment being offered to patient. Working in the healthcare setting and interacting with patients that directly benefit has simply increased my drive to seize the opportunity to be involved with the even greater changes yet to come.