"There was a certain standard of living I always dreamed of at home.
Training as a nurse and learning English help me to achieve the same." says Barbara.
She had completed training as a nurse and was planning to move to the UK to be a trained nurse.
She understood the misconception that nurses in the UK do not earn well.
She knew a mentor who was a Nursing Director in England earning about 95000 Pounds a year. The starting pay for nurses was 22000 Pounds a year. If you work in London, the pay could be 20% more than working in the interiors.
She knew that she could achieve all this lifestyle by learning to speak English. So she took the first step by joining a good English speaking training institute. That paved her way to her dream lifestyle.
Today her routine involves taking rounds with a senior nursing staff in the morning, administering medications to the patients, taking their vital parameters, doing the dressing for the post-operative patients.
Another work involves preparing for patient admissions, organizing discharges, taking hospital appointments, GP and specialist visits, reviewing care plans and arranging meetings for patients to see their relatives and friends. All this involves speaking in English.
With her absolute command over English, she enjoys being the main communicator with the patient relatives.
This means speaking to relatives in person, such as at regular Doctor-Patient meetings, over the phone and email. She has patients whose relatives are far away as America for instance, who appreciate updates about their loved ones. She is very good at it.
Her work is appreciated by her bosses as well as her patients.
Her plans are to join the Air Ambulance services the coming year.
The best thing about Nursing: it opens up doors you’ve never even thought of. I love being able to try out new things and discover what I like best. The potential is endless.
Thanks to her English speaking ability - she has achieved her dream!
Besides work, she enjoys being the wife to an English speaking gentleman whom she met in one of the meetings in the hospital, and she has two children, who are 5 and 3 years old. She enjoys swimming and music lessons. She does some social services in the community every weekend and enjoys interacting with people. She loves to travel and takes a holiday during Christmas time every year to go back to Poland.
A truly enviable lifestyle achieved by a Polish girl.
Her message to her fellow colleagues in Poland is the Road to her success started with the small English training course she took back home, and she remembers her teacher who played an important role in her training to become a successful Nurse in England.
Polish Nurse travel to UK for better opportunity. Flying Nurse opportunity in Air Ambulance.