Celebrating our nurses – Newblow Jaya

Date: 01 October 2020

Newblow Jaya

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – a chance for us to shine the light on some of the amazing nurses who make up our diverse workforce.

Here Newblow Jaya, Practice Education Facilitator tells us what inspired her to become a nurse.  

What inspired you to become a nurse?

Becoming a nurse was not an intentional career choice; however during my training, I attended placements in different teams and clinical settings and inspiration to stay in nursing became more apparent at the end of my training.  I also had the opportunity to meet individuals with complex issues accessing services and was able to observe how they benefited from them and also how they appreciated the contributions by nurses and other health professionals.  I was also inspired by other nurses who to this day I call my mentors and role models because they have helped to shape my understanding of nursing profession and highlighted the value of becoming part of this profession.

Can you please describe your typical day?

I don’t have a typical day but what I can say is my role involves facilitating teaching sessions, forums and meetings for clinicians and students to talk about their experiences and offering them support.  I try and use these platforms to connect with the clinicians and learners through our different experiences in the clinical settings. Although my role is not clinically-based, I have used my vast clinical experience to teach, relate and hopefully inspire other people to widely look at different levels and aspects of nursing.  My role also exposes me to opportunities to share and learn from other organisations. 

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is hearing different perspectives from colleagues and having an understanding of what BEH offers as a Trust in terms of diversity in healthcare services. BEH is pretty unique, in that sense. I feel I am learning and I am being challenged every day, which I love because it helps me to grow as an individual and as a professional. 

What would you say to someone considering a career in nursing?

Personally, I would say nursing is the most rewarding job especially when working on the frontline in clinical areas. There are opportunities to meet people and share their life experiences and support them in their recovery. 

As a nurse, you are able to relate with individuals and build professional relationships which will make that difference in someone’s recovery. I very much enjoy that aspect of nursing; seeing people for who they are.  Nursing is quite challenging at times as this is a career that demands you to connect with individuals to make an impact in their lives. To top it all off, there are lots of developmental opportunities in nursing and you can take different pathways to contribute towards shaping the profession and informing future practices to ensure that high standards of care are consistently delivered.

  • Summary:

    2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – a chance for us to shine the light on some of the amazing nurses who make up our diverse workforce.

    Here Newblow Jaya, Practice Education Facilitator tells us what inspired her to become a nurse.  

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