Holly has always had a desire to do work in a field where she could make a positive difference to people’s days and lives, which led her to becoming a nurse.
“The feeling that you’ve made a difference to someone’s day is brilliant,” she explained. “Nursing gives you that feeling on a much larger scale than most jobs.”
Attracted to studying at the University of Stirling in Inverness because of the ability to stay locally and the University’s reputation in nursing studies, Holly believes the experience has allowed her to achieve her ambitions.
“I originally started my nurse training a number of years ago but did so at a university which meant I had to move away from the Highlands,” she said. “This didn’t work for me as I realised I wanted to be nearer my friends and family as I raised my young daughter.
“Once I found out I could do my training and live locally, I rediscovered my motivation and my experience of studying with Stirling has been an incredibly positive one.
“The smaller class sizes, regular placement opportunities, and the support provided by the staff has been fantastic. I have to pinch myself sometimes that I achieved what I set out to do, and got my dream job at the end of it.”