Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

“My Dream Job.” by Daniel Gooding

My partner will tell you that I am a dreamer. That I would like the opportunity to try many roles in nursing. My “go to” career ambition at present in an Advance Nurse Practitioner in PICU, retrieval & perhaps. Accident & Emergency. I love the perfect blend of nursing and medical care, and I feel it would quench my thirst for knowledge – However, I am better with Applied Science. In other words I need to see it to understand it. That isn’t a terrible thing but it means that one has to rely on gaining experiences, which means one has to be prepared for anything.

The trust I have chosen to work at has a fantastic training scheme for their PICU nurses, with clear development plans. I’m a “goal in sight” person who likes being able to see the big picture, even if the big picture changes over time. The other thing that I like about the idea of becoming an ANP is that you have room for continuous development in leadership, research and opportunities for education. That’s because these are some of the areas I’d like to make headway in too, to learn about and possibly work within.

With that being said, after yesterday NHS70 conference, hearing from great matrons, Ward managers and innovators, I’d be lying if I hasn’t considered more or a management route in the last 24 hours, working my way up to Chief Nurse.

But whatever happens, I am sure I will enjoy my career and I need to remember that I have a long time ahead of me, so I need to be patient and work hard. With that being said. I’ve already got a time scale for applying. And becoming an ANP… As I said, big picture.

Thanks for reading,


What inspired you to write this blog?

The Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery 30 Day Challenge


What is your role?

Third Year CYP Nursing Student -  Leader - Nursing Activist - RCN SIO of the Year 2018


What are your nursing and/or midwifery qualifications?

Third Year CYP Nursing Student


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