Where will you be in two years time? You could be starting a brand new career like Emily, of Erina Heights who was the recipient for the 2020 Healthe Care Central Coast Scholarship who this week, officially started work as an Enrolled Nurse.
Guided only by an interest in caring for others which came naturally, Emily said despite her lack of medical knowledge and background, she has enjoyed every minute of her scholarship.
"Becoming a nurse in such a difficult period of time had many challenges, but all the challenges faced were overcome with the support from everyone around me," she said.
"I was so grateful to have such a great team at the hospital to guide me through everything. Everyone was so patients and my advice for future students would be work as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) during your study if you can because you can so much extra useful knowledge working in that clinical setting.
"Also never be afraid to ask for help or support, everyone is so happy to help you if you show them you are keen and always be open to gaining friendships and finding the fun along the way.
"I have learn so very much, met so many beautiful nurses and was able to put everything into practice and i had the best time doing it all!"
Applications are now open for six Healthe Care Central Coast Diploma of Nursing Scholarships.