25 - Australia - Queensland
MClinNg, GCTE, BNurs, AFHEA, MACN, MACORN
Nick graduated from Central Queensland University, Australia in 2016 with a Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction and a Certificate of Engaged Leadership. He lives by the motto that consistent hard work and effort lead to results and positive outcomes. In 2020 Nick successfully gained his Master of Clinical Nursing from the University of Tasmania. He is now undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy.
Career goals for Nick include advancing in the clinical and academic setting whilst supporting staff members and students.
Nick currently holds several roles, including;
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Born in the Netherlands, Nick immigrated with his family to Australia as a child. Growing up in Australia is amazing, the beaches and the sun makes it feel like a permanent holiday! He has lived in the Gold Coast, Brisbane and now, Bundaberg.
In 2013 Nick was accepted to commence his Bachelor of Nursing through Central Queensland University. The first few months of university can be a daunting experience for anyone, but perseverance and hard work will pay off in the end. Throughout his academic career Nick is worked hard to gain a position as a Student Mentor (a helper for prospective and new students to the university), and the climb the ladder to Student Mentor Leader for CQU. Nick also volunteered as an ALLY, who provides anonymous counselling and support to LGBTIQ staff, students and guests. Nick has been an active volunteer and staff member of Central Queensland University throughout his studies. His consistent effort gave him a place on the Universities Merit List and within the Golden Key International Honour Society for outstanding academic performance.
In 2016 Nick graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Distinction) and a Certificate of Engaged Leadership.
In 2020 Nick received his Master of Clinical Nursing from the University of Tasmania.
In 2021 Nick received his Graduate Certificate of Adult & Tertiary Education from Central Queensland University.
Nicks career begun as an Assistant in Nursing (Nurses Aide) where he worked in many healthcare units such as rehabilitation, stroke unit, palliative care, medical and surgical, mental health and emergency.
After completing his degree, he received a job in the Intensive Care Unit where he stayed for six months whilst undertaking a formal training program in Intensive/Critical Care Nursing. Nick then moved to the Operating Theatres and begun working as a Perianaesthesia Nurse. A job which he loves. Nick is passionate about providing high-quality and holistic care to his patients before, during and after surgery.
Nick is now employed as a full time academic where he actively contributes to the education of the future nursing generation and research.
Presently Nick is studying a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing & Education.