SHE’S an “amazing new talent” according to the Joondalup Health Campus surgeons who work with her.
And Amber Murphy’s skill as a registered nurse, just one year out of university, earned her the title of Graduate Nurse of the Year at the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards last Saturday.
The 25-year-old Aveley resident was a joint winner of the accolade, and said she was “extremely honoured”.
“I wasn’t expecting to win, so it came as a shock,” she said.
“I love what I do, it is very rewarding and it’s a really nice feeling being able to genuinely like your job.”
Ms Murphy has mainly worked as a scrub nurse but has moved between different specialities.
Director of clinical services Ben Irish said Amber was a role model for other graduates.
“She’s a most worthy recipient,” he said.
“We’re very proud of her – she is a deserving winner and a great nurse.”