Harvey and Waroona nurse loves the small town “continuation of care”

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Harvey and Waroona nurse Emma Faulkner said she had always wanted to work in a medical profession.
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International Nurses Day fell on May 12, but for many hardworking nurses in the frontline of the pandemic, that day was just another vital day of service.

Nurses have been among those helping in the fight against COVID-19. They continue to risk their own lives to save the lives of others.

It is a profession for the empathetic, compassionate and brave.

Harvey woman Emma Faulkner is one of the respected nurses at the Harvey and Waroona Medical Group practices.

The humble 26-year-old said she loved working in small towns and enjoyed helping others.

She always dreamed of entering a medical profession and found her feet in nursing.

“I love that continuation of care that happens in a small town,” Miss Faulkner said.

“In the emergency department you have to treat a patient and send them on their way, but here I get to help with the ongoing care of patients throughout their journey.

“We also do a lot of preventive health care plans with our patients.”

Miss Faulkner studied hard at Murdoch University for three years and is now a qualified registered nurse.

She has worked at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Bunbury’s Regional Hospital and St John of God Hospital, The Peel Health Campus and many aged care facilities.

The 26-year-old said the Harvey Medical Group had also given her the opportunity to up-skill.

“I’ve been able to complete my immunisation and cervical screening training,” she said.

“This means people in Harvey and Waroona don’t have to travel for extra care.”

Miss Faulkner said she would encourage others interested in pursuing nursing as a career to give it a go.

“It’s a great profession with lots of diversity and many opportunities.”

However, the hardworking Harvey nurse did not celebrate the day designed to praise healthcare workers like herself, she said she was at work getting on with the job.

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