How long have you been with SwingShift Nurses?

I have been with SwingShift for 10 years.

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

Agency nursing offers a large variety of work, and the opportunity to interact with different people and obtain more knowledge through meeting different staff.

SwingShift is a great agency to work for. They always listen to my concerns, provide great support, and Eric has always valued the SwingShift staff and made a point of getting to know us all.

What made you want to specialise in mental health nursing?

I enjoy the challenges and learnings of every shift. I find it rewarding to provide care to others in mental health.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

When you get acknowledged for what you do. I enjoy providing care to others, but I also enjoy being thanked for the care I provide and knowing it makes a positive difference.

What advice would you give an aspiring mental health nurse?

It is a challenging space to work in; I strongly encourage you to chat to others and take advice from staff in the industry who can provide insight. Every patient is different, and you have to be alert all the time to ensure you are always providing the right care and are able to think ahead.

If you had to sum up working with SwingShift Nurses, what would you say?

SwingShift makes you feel like part of the family. As a smaller agency, they make you feel more involved and engaged.