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Support helps Leanne Lyons achieve her dream

08 May 2018 Blog
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As part of our celebrations for International Nurses Day and International Day of the Midwife, this week we are profiling some of our wonderful nurses and midwives. Registered Nurse Leanne Lyons shares how the support of her family and workplace helped her achieve her dream.

After nearly 30 years of working as an enrolled nurse in paediatrics, I was encouraged by the support of my family, colleagues and management to undertake further study to become a registered nurse.

I have always wanted to be a registered nurse, but was unable to undertake further study due to family commitments.

With a niece, who was about to enrol in the course, encouraging me to undertake a registered nurse conversion course, I decided the time was right to further my career.

I was greatly encourage by the support and assistance by both management and my colleagues on the children’s ward at St John of God Midland Public Hospital while I undertook my studies.

It was so fantastic to have the full support of everyone around me and they gave me the courage to upskill.

It is like a dream come true to become a registered nurse and so fantastic that after I graduated I was successful in securing a role as a registered nurse on the children’s ward.

I have since been promoted to ward co-ordinator and I just love working in that role. I enjoy working with children and find it very rewarding.

I now plan to further study in the field of paediatrics, particularly in the area of neonates.

St John of God Health Care
Leanne Lyons - Registered Nurse
Leanne Lyons is a registered nurse and works in the paediatric unit at St John of God Midland Public Hospital. She has more than 30 years’ experience in nursing and has been both an enrolled nurse and registered nurse.