Stephanie Barta

Today the world at large, looks at medical workers as an inspiration. What inspired you to take up this noble profession?

As a Nurse we are the on the front lines of healthcare. I was inspired to be a nurse because they witness and support people during times of joy, grief and everything in between. To me being a nurse means to help and heal others and to be the best patient advocate whilst doing so.


Nursing and midwifery is a selfless job, working long and odd hours. How do you balance work and family? How do you de-stress?

Working in community nursing I am very luck to work limited shift work and no night shifts. It is important to always de-stress and make time for yourself I like to do this by relaxing with family and friends on my days off.


Given the current situation with COVID-19, do you have any stories of ingenuity, support, compassion and kindness?

During the COVID-19 situation it has been wonderful seeing members of healthcare and the community taking extra steps of kindness to help other people. It has also allowed a lot of families to reconnect and spend more time with each other.


What is your advice to the younger generation who would like to pursue a career in nursing/midwifery?

Nursing is the perfect career, it allows for a career of versatility, variety and team work. Nursing is a very rewarding career being able to give back to others and make a difference every day.