My name is Haley Pickering and I have just completed my first year as a nursing student at the University of SA. I am a strong Bardi woman and my family comes from Western Australia. Nursing is a rewarding, exciting, challenging and diverse profession that could take me anywhere. I believe that I am a caring person by nature and from a very young age have always loved helping people. I feel as if nursing is my ideal career that will be perfectly suited to me. This degree supports my future aspirations as I aspire to take my knowledge and work in Aboriginal communities. I would love to be able to provide better health services to Aboriginal people through the delivery of culturally safe and competent nursing and even midwifery services.
To be able to personally have the chance to meet the needs of Aboriginal people, to enjoy a longer, healthier life, free of disease and illness would be a very rewarding career. Through this I hope to inspire people in my community and young Aboriginal people, just like myself to strive for further education in health.