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Why I became an older people’s nurse – and why I choose to stay

Five nurses reflect on what attracted them to nursing older people, the satisfaction in their work and why, despite the challenges, it continues to inspire them

Five nurses reflect on what attracted them to nursing older people, the satisfaction in their work and why, despite the challenges, it continues to inspire them

  • For one nurse the reward lies in having the ability to support people when they need it
  • Another grew up listening to stories from her grandmother and realised that helping older people was her passion
  • Nurse consultant reflects on the importance of encouraging older people to keep active

Older people’s nursing can lead to many interesting career pathways. Here, nurses from various clinical backgrounds and at different stages of their careers tell us why they chose to work with older people – and what keeps them doing

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