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International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife: Nirosha Weerasinghe

Nirosha Weerasingh is our 2020 Brisbane Waters Private Hospital - Nurse of the Year. Learn more about why Nirosha decided to become a nurse and what she enjoys most about Brisbane Waters Private.

Throughout the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife we will be profiling our Brisbane Waters Private Hospital team.

Your name

Nirosha Weerasinghe

Your role

Registered Nurse – Mental Health

How many years have you been a Registered Nurse

4 years as a Qualified Registered Nurse (previously AIN for 8 years)

What first got you involved in Nursing?

In Sri Lanka I was a fashion designer working in the textile industry. When I moved to Australia, it was difficult to get a job in the textile/fashion industry. I realised I love helping people who are unwell, which lead me to do an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) training program. After doing AIN level nursing for 8 years, I wanted more so I enrolled at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and completed Registered Nursing, and I haven’t looked back.

Which of our 5 Values best describes you and why?

Positive Energy: As a Registered Nurse I think that the value “Positive Energy” resonates well with me. In Hospital, the patients are here as they are not well. Albeit, physically unwell or mentally unwell. I believe part of my role is to bring a Positive Energy to my work every day.

What do you enjoy most about working at Brisbane Waters Private?

I completed my New Grad program at St John of God, a dedicated mental health hospital. I wanted to work elsewhere to broaden my skills and my first application was to Brisbane Waters Private (BWPH), and I successfully secured the job. I love working at BWPH because of the team work, the supportive staff and a very supportive management staff. I find the Executive staff readily accessible to discuss anything. The Central Coast Clinic offers holistic care which is fabulous.


Sewing, textile designing and meditation

Learn more about joining the Brisbane Waters Private Hospital team.