Ailsa completes family hat-trick of nurses

Caring Inverness graduate Ailsa Kerr aims to follow family tradition and enjoy a successful career in nursing after graduating from Robert Gordon University (RGU).

RGU graduate Ailsa Kerr will become the third generation of her family to become a nurse.The former Millburn Academy pupil will become the third generation of her family to become a nurse and hopes to join the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Ailsa (21) graduated from RGU with a Bachelor degree in Adult Nursing at Aberdeen Music Hall on Friday, December 13, and follows her mum and her granny into the profession.

She said: “I was attracted to the nursing course at RGU as I enjoy caring for others and take an interest in their wellbeing. My mum is a nurse and my granny was and I’ve seen how much of a positive impact helping others had on their lives.”

Problems with her tonsils and the onset of Psoriasis meant Ailsa had to take time off from her studies to receive treatment. Fortunately, she was able to complete her course and now hopes to secure a staff nurse position to gain more experience.

She said: “I feel really proud to have completed my course and overcome the health problems which made studying a little more challenging than usual. It’s a great feeling to have achieved this success and I’m looking forward to getting my career started.

“I’ve always known that I wanted to do something which helps others and nursing gives me the perfect opportunity to do this. The work placements during the course have been invaluable and I’ve gained a fantastic insight into how the National Health Service works which will stand me in good stead for the future.”

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Ross AndersonCommunications Officer | Health and Sport