A passion for oncology nursing, combined with her inherent leadership skills will see John Flynn Private Hospital’s Glynnis Carvalho attending the HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards dinner in line for a top award.
Ms Carvalho has been nominated in the award’s Outstanding Graduate category, recognising her constant professionalism, commitment to education and her innate ability to establish and maintain lasting relationships with her patients.
“I am completely honoured and grateful for this nomination. I am very proud of the work that I do as a nurse and what I have achieved in my graduate year,” said Ms Carvalho.
Having watched her own family members battle cancer, she was inspired to enter oncology nursing. Her personal experiences motivated her to positively impact her patients, and their friends and family.
“One of my favourite aspects of cancer nursing is the continuity of care that we can provide to a patient,” said Ms Carvalho.
“As an oncology nurse, I am involved in the patient’s care from diagnosis, throughout treatment and in some cases right through to their end of life care. It is such a privilege and honour to care for people in such difficult times and I am happy and proud to say I love my job.
“Oncology patients are going through so much, not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well and if I am able to help them in any way, then it’s all worth it,” she said.
The winners of the HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards will be announced on 10 May.