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My Job: head of nursing

Finding the niche that suits you can often be as daunting as starting out in nursing, but nurse leader Joanne Strain says a willingness to learn can be your guide.

Finding the niche that suits you can often be as daunting as starting out in nursing, but nurse leader Joanne Strain says a willingness to learn can be your guide

What is your job?

I am head of nursing for Four Seasons Health Care, an independent British provider of health and social care services. I have worked for Four Seasons Health Care for 19 years. We have 300 care homes across the UK, looking after approximately 12,000 people.

I lead on all clinical issues and policy. Part of my remit is leading the education and development of around 3,000 nurses.

Why did you become a nurse?

My mum was a nurse and because of that I wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. I left school without qualifications, got married and had four children.

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