Meet Nerine Wilson, Nurse Manager at Ward 44, Monash Medical Centre.
What does being a nurse at Monash Health mean to you?
Nursing is a rewarding profession and my role as Nurse Manager at Monash Health means upholding the iCare values and being able to make a difference to the lives of the patients and ensuring they receive the best care possible at all times as we strive in our relentless pursuit for excellence.
What has your journey been like at Monash Health?
I completed my Grad year at Monash Medical Centre and then went on to work on Ward 32 North until 2001 before going working overseas. I returned in 2004 as an Associate Nurse Manager in Outpatients, then in 2006 was appointed Nurse Manager of the Medihotel and Infusion Centre.
After the Medihotel closed, I was Nurse Manager for Ward 32 West and then Ward 32 North, before commencing in my current role of Nurse Manager of Ward 44.
What is your favourite part of being a nurse?
My favourite part of being a nurse in my role is to be able to have input into directing the nursing care of patients, getting to know the patients and their families and being an advocate for our patients.
What interests and hobbies do you have outside of work?
My husband Mark and I have two boys Harvey, 8 and Joel, 7 and they keep us busy with a lot of sports. I also enjoy catching up with family and friends and shopping.
What is the most rewarding part of being a nurse?
I always wanted to be a nurse and I’ve loved and am extremely grateful for the opportunities the profession has brought my way. Working overseas was a highlight and I am proud to have dedicated my career in Melbourne to work for Monash Health.
If you weren’t working in your current role, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t working in my current role, I would still be involved in the nursing profession, but I can’t imagine not working for Monash Health and being in a management role.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
We have a relatively new four legged addition to our family – a four month old Toy Cavoodle Puppy whose name is Raven. He is just gorgeous!