Izabela has become the first colleague at Active Care Group to complete her Nurse Associate training at Lincoln University. In an interview with Izabela here’s what she had to say on this remarkable achievement:
“I have worked at The Laurels for over 7 years now. I started working as a rehabilitation assistant and progressed into a team leader role. Back in June last year, I was given the opportunity to become a trainee deputy manager.
In January 2021 I was successfully accepted to undertake the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Degree at the University of Lincoln and I commenced the course later that month. Last week I received confirmation that I have successfully completed the Nursing Associate programme and gained the Foundation Science Degree.
What inspired me to take the course was the drive to do better for my patients and the people in my care.
The course enabled me to further enhance my clinical skills and knowledge, so that I could further support my patient’s recovery, provide support and guidance to my colleagues and finally, for me to be a better equipped health professional.
The challenging part for me was having to manage my time between the assignments, full time working and family commitments. Despite the occasional struggles, my family and my colleagues have been an amazing support and for that, I would like to say thank you!
What I’ve enjoyed the most was being able to meet so many wonderful and inspiring people and being able to learn from them.
Now that I have passed, I’m able to use the acquired skills and knowledge in my practice and I’m more confident in dealing with more challenging situations.
I’m hoping to further develop my skills and knowledge within the company and ultimately undertake the additional nursing qualification in the near future.
Over the last two years I’ve learnt so much! I was able to gain knowledge and experience in adult mental health, adult nursing, renal and general medicine and oncology. I was also given the opportunity to work with community midwives.
I would encourage anyone who wishes to embark on this journey to just go for it! The whole experience is so rewarding and what a great career development opportunity.”