International Nurses Day: a day in the life of Ismalia de Sousa

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

To mark International Nurses Day this month (12 May), we’re asking neuroscience nurses from across the field to share their typical working days, what inspired them to become a nurse and the challenges that are present in the field. In this interview, we speak to Ismalia de Sousa, a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in stroke in a London NHS hospital (UK). Ismalia qualified in Portugal as a general nurse back in 2009 and moved to London in the same year, where she started working as a staff nurse in a newly opened hyper-acute stroke unit (HASU). Whilst working as a...

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