BREE Watts has always known she wanted to care and help people and it’s clear becoming a nurse is something she’s passionate about.
Miss Watts is currently an assistant in nursing at the Leeton District Hospital and has almost completed her endorsed enrolled nursing course (Diploma in Nursing) through Griffith TAFE.
Next up will be the challenge of studying to be a registered nurse at university.
Many would be familiar with Miss Watts and her beaming smile given she is a local Leeton shire resident.
“I started off in disability and started looking after children from Gralee School … I was employed to do home care and respite for the parents,” she said.
“So it was through that I really was drawn to becoming a nurse.
“I’ve been here at the hospital since March last year.”
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Miss Watts’ ultimate goal in her career is to end up in midwifery and it’s a milestone she intends on reaching.
While she has only been in the role for a short time, she said there were many things she loved about turning up to work each day.
“The best part for me is coming to work and knowing you are going to be making a difference in someone else’s life,” Miss Watts said.
“It’s challenging, but it’s very rewarding.
“Getting attached is one of the hard parts. You get attached to the residents, the patients and their families.
“It is quite difficult when someone passes away that you’ve cared for for so long, but at the same time it’s special to know you have helped them the best you can.”
Being a lover of all animals, Miss Watts has recently picked up a new friend at Carramar in Luca, a rescue dog.
Luca is now being trialled as a therapy dog among the residents and has grown quite attached to Miss Watts, sticking to her side whenever she is on shift.
“So far he has brought so much happiness to the residents, which is so good to see,” she said. “He’s here all of the time now.”
Carramar has thanked all of those who have donated food and supplies for Luca.
The Carramar Carers Group donated the adoption fee for him.
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