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Kristy Allen

What year did you graduate VHS?

I left high school before completing year 9 in 2001.

Where are you working now and in what role?

I am currently a registered Nurse in Children’s ward at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital.

What do you love about your job?

I love seeing children improve & how grateful their parents are.

Did anyone at VHS inspire you to follow your chosen career path?

My mum inspired me to become a registered nurse as she is also a nurse and she would say ‘given your learning history you may not be able to get through university love’. That’s why I made sure I did LOL!

Did you have many challenges to get to where you are now?

Having never completed an assignment, essay or sat any exams, I struggled to learn how to write an essay and make it sound good. I had no idea how to reference or research. I also had to complete my cert 3 then 4 before I could complete my Bachelor of Nursing degree.

Do you have any advice for our current students?

My advice would be to stick it out at school until you actually know what you want to be. Strive to do your best in case you want to use that ATAR in the future even though you may not know it right now.