Claire is a 22 year old student nurse at the University of Wolverhampton. She lives near to Wolverhampton and in her spare time she enjoys playing cricket and is an avid Formula One racing fan.
After completing the first year of a Public Relations and Human Resources Management degree, and working in banking for eighteen months, Claire switched to a career in nursing. This came about after she had been helping to care for her elderly grandparents, who had been struggling to cope independently. The time that Claire spent caring for her grandparents sparked up a passion for the nursing profession. Having never looked back, she is now in her second year of an Adult Nursing degree, and is learning something new every day, from her patients, mentors and her tutors.
Eventually, she hopes to focus her nursing career around care in the community and wants to utilise this opportunity with the National Junior Leadership Academy for Nursing Students, in order to develop her leadership skills. Claire’s ultimate aim within nursing is to hold a managerial position within the community, and ensure that all members of staff uphold the 6 C’s of care, compassion, communication, courage, competency and commitment. Claire believes that these are essential qualities to have as a nurse, in order to provide the best care possible.