April Strong – Young Hospital
Your career journey
I am currently a Registered Nurse/ Registered Midwife at Young Hospital
I commenced my first year as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Young Hospital in 2015 and then went on to do my Graduate Diploma in Midwifery at Young in 2016, becoming a Registered Midwife (RM) in 2017. I mostly work within the maternity service, however continue to also work on the general wards and in the emergency department within the Hospital.
Tell us a little bit about your current role? What do you enjoy about it?
I love Midwifery and this is where I have built most of my confidence and passion for my career path. I do also enjoy being able to work in all areas of Young Hospital as it provides diversity in my role and importantly the great ability to keep my nursing and midwifery clinical skills up to date.
I am currently studying a Postgraduate course in Child & Family Health Nursing to expand my options so I can further provide continuity of care within our community and surrounds.
What would you tell people considering a RN/RM career at Young Hospital?
Being a RM at Young allows me to create continuity of care for our women through working in the antenatal clinic and on the maternity ward. Working here allows us to enjoy building rapport with our maternity women and their families during this special time.
I have gained a lot of experience and career opportunities working with a great, supportive team at Young Hospital.
I love that you get the opportunity to work in different areas of the Hospital to adapt both your Nursing & Midwifery skills as I really enjoy the variety that is on offer when working at Young Hospital.