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Island nursing: why it’s rich in career opportunities as well as work-life balance

A nurse explains the professional rewards of finding a job on a small island

Nurse Liz Cullinane has practised across the globe, but explains why it’s now good (for her career) to be back home

Working on an island is a recurring theme of matron Liz Cullinane’s career – not least the Isle of Man, where she has returned home to put down roots.

Born and raised on the island, Ms Cullinane moved to Salford, Greater Manchester in 1991 to train as a children’s nurse. Qualifying in 1994, her first staff nurse post was at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where she worked for three years before taking up a post as a paediatric nurse in the Cayman Islands.

‘I was young and open to having an adventure,’ says


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