Authors: Lauren Pulling
In celebration of International Nurses Day we talked to Anne Preece, a Head Injury Advanced Nurse Practitioner from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham, UK), about her experiences as a neuroscience nurse and how she juggles work and life in such a demanding role.
Make sure you also look out for more ‘Day in the life of…’ instalments from neuroscience nurses next week when we’ll be continuing our spotlight throughout the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses’, Neuroscience Nurses Week. You’ll be intrigued by what they get up to!
Name and Title:
Head Injury Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham UHBNHS Foundation Trust (Birmingham, UK)
Anne Preece is a Head Injury Advanced Nurse Practitioner at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham, UK) and has been in this role for three and a half years. She trained at Leeds General Infirmary (Leeds, UK), followed by midwifery training in Nottingham (UK) and a year out traveling and working in New Zealand. On returning to the UK, Anne worked in general surgery for a few years before gravitating to the Neurosciences, where she has been in one guise or another ever since. Anne is also currently the President of the British Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
She lives in Kidderminster, Worcestershire (UK) with her husband and two cats, her three children having currently disappeared off to university.
My alarm goes off…