Audio Clips: Formative Experiences

‘Memories are like coat hangers’

Many interviewees highlighted how things that happened in their early years had helped them to feel that nursing was their career of choice. These could be personal experiences, observing role models or as a result of family influence.

The experience of looking after children early on seemed to offer this interviewee the option to be a nanny or a nurse and nursing won:

Visiting her father in hospital led to becoming a nursing cadet in adolescence and then going into nurse training later in life:

This participant has personal experience as a patient that influenced her decision:

Finally one individual started to play as a nurse as a child as well as being influenced by her parents:

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