New Three Rivers Medical registered nurse Teresa Clune is thoroughly enjoying her transition from hospital nursing to primary care nursing.
“It’s very satisfying to be able to see and help people across all age groups,” says Teresa, who loves the variety of patients she meets in the primary health care setting.
The morning we caught up with Teresa she had administered influenza vaccines to people who qualified for the free vaccination, changed some complex dressings, and met with parents bringing sick little ones in to the doctor.
Teresa trained to be a nurse later in life after thirteen years in event management with Gisborne’s premier rental service Martins Event and Party Hire.
Teresa trained in Gisborne at EIT Tairāwhiti and graduated in 2013. She successfully completed the nurse entry to practice program at Hauora Tairāwhiti.
Teresa and her husband-to-be are raising two teenage children and love the laid back Gisborne lifestyle.
“I love being a nurse, it's truly the best career move I ever made, and I love working at Three Rivers.”