Growing up, Tracy Guthrie thought she would become a teacher, but when it came to filling out the application forms for university, she changed her mind.
Mrs Guthrie hasn't looked back from that moment when she decided she would like to become a nurse and not a school teacher.
After gaining a Bachelor of Nursing, becoming a registered nurse and gaining experience, she also completed a post graduate diploma in critical care at Sydney University, majoring cardio thoracic.
Mrs Guthrie has worked in Sydney, but her heart lies in country area having spent time in hospitals in Cootamundra, Wagga, Junee and more.
She is currently the acting nurse unit manager at the Carramar aged care facility.
Ms Guthrie has been able to achieve all of this while having children and raising a family.
"I think the diversity of the job is something I really enjoy," she said.
"There are so many opportunities.
"I've had the opportunity to do a bit of everything, which has been great.
"The stability of the career and the profession itself are also pluses. You're skilled up in many avenues."
All of these make for top platform to attract more young people to the nursing industry.
Mrs Guthrie said nursing had the ability to take people anywhere and into many interesting fields.
Her focus now is Carramar and it's a job she is enjoying, while filling in for manager Jess Ferguson, who is on maternity leave until later in the year.
"I'm really enjoying it," Mrs Guthrie said.
"The staff and residents here have all been so welcoming."
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