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Nightingale Success Story – Magda

We recently caught up with Magda, who is completing a level 3 diploma in adult care, fully funded by the Nightingale Care Bursary. Read more about their story below:

Please tell us a little bit about your current role/course

I am a residential assistant and I generally work nights. I provide support to service users with learning disabilities to stay at our respite setting.  My role involves making sure service users are safe at night. I carry out checks to make sure all is ok. Service users with epilepsy are monitored more closely. I deal with any emergencies. I provide structure to the service users and work to their needs as everyone is different.

What inspired you to seek a career within the Health & Care sector?

I had lots of empathy for people, and I always felt good when I helped someone. I have looked after family members in the past. It felt natural to move to this kind of career. I have found my place and I like to see that I make the smallest change in their life.

What would you say to others considering a career within Health and Social care?

That it is really important decision of their life, they need to think that they’re ready. You can sometimes see things that are difficult, and that patience is important. You need to always think about others. I would encourage them to work in the sector and make sure they understand what it involves.

How has Nightingale supported you in achieving your career goals/progression?

This qualification is for my fulfilment. My employer takes developing seriously, so I am lucky. Once a higher position comes up, I will apply, and I think I would make a good candidate.

What is one thing you are proud of that you have achieved whilst completing your programme?

English isn’t my first language, so I am happy to be able to develop my English language skills.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of your studies?

Travelling, exploring the UK, next year going to Scotland. I read and like to watch movies. I enjoy my music.

If Magda’s story has inspired you, take a look at our Nightingale offer. This provides fully funded (FREE) training opportunities to those working in, or looking to work in health and social care.

From short courses to apprenticeships and fast-track management programmes, there is something for everyone!

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