KALILLA Haffejee of Hervey Bay is living her dream of becoming a nurse.
Having graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing through University of Southern Queensland (USQ) last year, Ms Haffejee is part of a registered graduate nurse program at St Stephen’s Hospital in Hervey Bay.
“I’m really enjoying the program – it’s great,” Ms Haffejee said, after inspiring about 30 final-year nursing students at USQ recently about her passion for health care.
Ms Haffejee, 25, was one of three graduate nurses to form a panel of speakers who shared their experiences working in hospitals and other health organisations.
The trio also answered questions on all aspects of the profession ranging from how they felt on their first day at work to shift rotation practises and arranging indemnity insurances.
“My education and training at USQ definitely set me in good stead to go onto this graduate position,” Ms Haffejee said.
“I am fortunate to now be in a position where I can apply the knowledge and skills I learnt through my degree.”
Included in the day’s events were presentations from USQ Associate Professor Clint Maloney and Career Development Officer Michael Coleborn as well as representatives from Queensland Health, St Stephens Hospital, Australian Defence Force, Blue Care, UQ Medicine and Wide Bay Mental Health.
Feature photo: University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast.