SYNOPSIS: Sarah Jane has no career aspirations, all she wants is to leave school, work as a cashier at Woolworths and get married. Then everything changes and she finds herself wearing a fluorescent pink uniform and studying to get into Nursing School. What inspired this surprising change of direction? What happens when she leaves home to live in a garrison town with a housemate who is a party animal? The big question being, is she really cut out to be a nurse?
Let’s start at the beginning with Sarah Jane as a sixteen-year-old country girl, a bit old fashioned but who has a mischievous sense of humour and who suddenly decides she wants to be a nurse!
REVIEW: I had no idea that so much was involved in becoming a nurse. Even back in the eighties, from passing O-levels to A-levels and on through the in-depth, hands-on training to obtaining one’s diploma and entering the field full-on.
In addition to the invaluable information pertaining to student nursing, there are moments of laughter, hope, and sadness as Sarah shares the experiences she has had in a very conversational, yet deeply professional manner.
This marvellous and easy to read five-star work is a must-read for any student nurse.