ROCKINGHAM General Hospital’s (RGH) Mental Health Nurse Mandy Major has been named a finalist at the 2018 WA Midwifery and Nursing Excellence Awards (WAMNEA).
Ms Major is one of three nominated for the Excellence in Enrolled Nursing category, the winner of which will be announced at a gala on International Nurses Day, May 12.
Ms Major said she was thrilled to be recognised for her work in the industry over the past 14 years.
“I feel honoured and very proud that my colleagues and the hospital see such great qualities in me,” she said.
“I have always taken great pride in my work and having the opportunity to put RGH on the map is great as we have a very dedicated, stand-out team across all disciplines.”
Ms Major, who has worked at RGH since 2010, said she enjoyed nurturing the next generation of nurses.
“I am passionate about passing on my skills to develop the workforce and have mentored many nurses, providing a practical and realistic approach whilst maintaining kindness,” she said.
“My greatest advice for nursing graduates is to be true to yourself, lead by example, aspire to always do your best and work in a safe manner that not only protects yourself but your colleagues and patients.”
RGH Director of Nursing and Midwifery Susan Moore said she was thrilled to see Mandy’s hard work and dedication recognised.
“Mandy provides excellent care, support and encouragement and is known to go above and beyond for her patients,” she said.
“She is a very hard working, self-motivated and highly valued team member.”