People in Private: Chelsea Miles

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Chelsea Miles always had a strong desire to help people and considered policing, before settling on a nursing career. She is now a Clinical Midwife at Gold Coast Private Hospital.

What do you love about your job and why?
What I really love about my job is watching the instant love parents have with their newborns. The way in which other family members and especially siblings accept the new family addition. The one circumstance that always brings a tear to my eye is when you know there has been a long and emotional road to becoming a parent and their dream is fulfilled when they are holding their golden baby in their arms.

Why did you become a nurse?
I became a nurse as I knew I always wanted to help and support people. It was always a choice between nursing and police officer. In the end, nursing won as the Police Service can be quite scary at times.

What is something about you, your colleagues don’t know?
I am a very open person, so my colleagues know me very well.

What do you do in your spare time?
As a Mum of three boys my spare time is making sure they are burning off their energy.

What is something you want to achieve this year?
This year I would like to make the decision on what to study. Every couple of years I like to challenge myself. Apart from that, I would really love to win the Lotto.

What would you be if you weren’t a nurse?
If I wasn’t a midwife, it would still have to be a profession in which I could be a people person.  Teaching would be interesting.

What do you like to bring to your Ward?
A good sense a humour, a happy demeanour and a supportive environment.

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