Two young women from Dubbo are about to embark on their nursing careers after graduating from Charles Sturt University at a ceremony held earlier this week in Bathurst.
For Sarah Brown, nursing is in her blood after her mother followed the same profession, while Sarah has also taken an interest in health and wellbeing.
"I saw obtaining a Bachelor of Nursing as a strong foundation for a career in health and felt a career in nursing was a fitting way to serve my community," she said.
Ms Brown was lucky enough to travel during her studies to experience nursing in other parts of the world.
"I really liked that I got to experience a wide variety of nursing specialities during different placements and got the opportunity to travel to experience nursing in the Philippines," she said.
"I also enjoyed the comradery that developed between the students on campus."
New full-time theatre nurse Marah Allman saw nursing as an opportunity to help people.
"I saw nursing as an opportunity to show how much love and compassion I possess and I couldn't imagine a more fulfilling career than one where I get to help the most vulnerable people every day," she said.
After graduation ceremonies were cancelled last year, Ms Allman was disappointed with how her studies ended.
"It felt like a rite of passage that every university student should go through and we missed out," she said.
"For myself and my peers, we didn't sit a final exam and didn't have a graduation due to the pandemic. It was very anticlimactic in a way."
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