How long have you been with SwingShift Nurses?

Since I first moved to Melbourne in 2016.

What are the benefits to agency nursing and why do you choose SwingShift?

I love the flexibility and having more freedom with agency work. I’d heard good things about SwingShift and I’ve stayed with them as they are all true; the team are really supportive and do their best to work in line with your best interests.

What made you want to specialise in mental health nursing?

It’s my passion. I love how much impact you can have on someone’s day by spending time with them and having a conversation. There’s also so much to learn as every patient is so different.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

When you walk away from a shift feeling like you’ve made a difference and also been a part of some amazing team work.

What advice would you give an aspiring mental health nurse?

Stick with it! It can be extremely challenging on a personal level at times, but the hard work always pays off. Also make sure you keep an open mind and look after yourself so you don’t get burnt out!

If you had to sum up SwingShift Nurses in one sentence.

Flexible and supportive with lots of opportunity.