Peggy-Jane Murrell

Ophthalmic scrub nursing associate, University Hospitals Sussex

peggy 2.JPGWhat does being a nursing associate mean to you?

'Becoming a nursing associate means having further training to extend my role and responsibilities to include the specialist field of ophthalmic surgical scrub nursing associate.'

What’s been your most rewarding moment as a registered nursing associate? 

‘The most rewarding thing about becoming a nursing associate has been gaining confidence and skills to improve and enhance my work. And realising the value of study, shadowing, placements, experience and theory when undertaking my role.’

What advice do you have for someone training, or thinking of training, to be a nursing associate? 

‘Ensure there are supportive networks within your place of work. Be prepared to work hard and be proud of the opportunity to further your skills and knowledge in all fields of nursing.’