Celebrating International Nurses

Day 

Today   is   #InternationalNursesDay   and   we   would   like   to   take   this   opportunity   to   celebrate   the   hard   work   of   all   our Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke nurses.
Lisa Rolston (Health Promotion Nurse for NICHS) has kindly shared her experience. A little bit about me I   have   always   been   interested   in   the   idea   of   becoming   a   nurse   and   I   even   did   my   week   of   work   experience   from   high school   at   the   local   hospital   in   Downpatrick   when   I   was   14.   I   liked   it   so   much   that   I   worked   most   of   my   summer   holidays volunteering   on   the   wards! At   the   time   it   was   a   great   experience   for   me   to   see   what   happened   on   a   day   to   day   basis   in   a busy   hospital   environment.   I   learnt   so   much   which   gave   me   a   good   solid   foundation   of   knowledge   ahead   of   my   qualified nurse training and I qualified as a registered general nurse in April 1990.
international nurses day
Working as a NICHS Health Promotion Nurse Over   the   last   13   years   working   as   a   Health   Promotion   Nurse   for   NICHS   I   have   met   thousands   of   clients   in   different workplaces   and   throughout   the   community.   My   job   has   several   different   elements.   I   carry   out   health   checks   for   my   clients, which   can   include;   blood   pressure,   cholesterol,   BMI   checks   etc.   I   explain   their   results   and   give   advice   accordingly   based on our policies and procedures as guided by the Department of Health. I   occasionally   provide   health   related   talks   in   the   community   and   local   businesses   based   on   different   topics   to   include activity,   healthy   eating,   stress,   heart   attack   and   stroke.   Sometimes   I   attend   public   events   to   offer   blood   pressure   checks providing health advice as required and if appropriate general information on useful services at NICHS. What I love most about my job I   love   that   it   is   so   interesting   and   varied.   I   am   fortunate   that   I   see   first   hand   the   difference   NICHS   make   to   the   community. My job is truly motivating and I am very grateful that I get the chance to make a difference.   
Written by Lisa Rolsten Health Promotion Nurse Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke

Celebrating International

Nurses Day 

Today   is   #InternationalNursesDay   and   we would     like     to     take     this     opportunity     to celebrate   the   hard   work   of   all   our   Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke nurses.
Lisa    Rolston    (Health    Promotion    Nurse    for
NICHS) has kindly shared her experience. A little bit about me I   have   always   been   interested   in   the   idea   of becoming   a   nurse   and   I   even   did   my   week   of work    experience    from    high    school    at    the local   hospital   in   Downpatrick   when   I   was   14. I   liked   it   so   much   that   I   worked   most   of   my summer   holidays   volunteering   on   the   wards! At   the   time   it   was   a   great   experience   for   me to   see   what   happened   on   a   day   to   day   basis in   a   busy   hospital   environment.   I   learned   so much     which     gave     me     a     good     solid foundation     of     knowledge     ahead     of     my qualified   nurse   training   and   I   qualified   as   a registered general nurse in April 1990.
Working as a NICHS Health Promotion Nurse Over   the   last   13   years   working   as   a   Health Promotion    Nurse    for    NICHS    I    have    met thousands    of    clients    in    different    workplaces and   throughout   the   community.   My   job   has several   different   elements.   I   carry   out   health checks    for    my    clients,    which    can    include; blood   pressure,   cholesterol,   BMI   checks   etc.   I explain      their      results      and      give      advice accordingly     based     on     our     policies     and procedures   as   guided   by   the   Department   of Health. I   occasionally   provide   health   related   talks   in the   community   and   local   businesses   based   on different    topics    to    include    activity,    healthy eating,     stress,     heart     attack     and     stroke. Sometimes    I    attend    public    events    to    offer blood     pressure     checks     providing     health advice   as   required   and   if   appropriate   general information on useful services at NICHS. What I love most about my job I   love   that   it   is   so   interesting   and   varied.   I   am fortunate   that   I   see   first   hand   the   difference NICHS   make   to   the   community.   My   job   is   truly motivating   and   I   am   very   grateful   that   I   get   the chance to make a difference.   
Written by Lisa Rolston Health Promotion Nurse Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke