People in private: Denika Rogers

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Denika Rogers
Clinical Educator, The Geelong Clinic

A 'really nice nurse' from childhood sparked Denika Rogers' nursing career, now she's focussed on helping others.

1. What do you love about your job and why?

I love helping nursing students understand more about mental health and removing stigma. Also how they can use the skills they have learnt here on their mental health placement in any area of nursing they go into.

2. Why did you become a clinical educator?

I became a nurse as I remember a really nice nurse I had as a child, the feeling she gave me has always stayed with me. Hospital can be a scary time for people it’s important to help people feel safe and supported.

3. Do you have a favourite quote or phrase?

You need all different types of people to make up a team as you need all ingredients to make a cake.

4. What is something about you your colleagues don’t know?

There isn’t much they don’t know, they are my confidants, and I go to them for everything. They give the best advice.

5. How do your friends describe you?

Funny, driven, caring.

6. What do you do in your spare time? Any hobbies?

I have just built a house on some land so my spare time is spent making my house a home.

7. What is something you want to achieve this year?

To continue to keep challenging myself. 

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