Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Nursing His Desire to Help Others

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Nursing His Desire to Help Others

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Byline: JOSEPHINE GILLESPIE josephine.gillespie@qt.com.au

IT is not a profession generally favoured by men, but for Chadd Friend, nursing was the obvious career choice.

The 21-year-old was among 52 University of Queensland students who graduated from the Bachelor of Nursing course on Tuesday, and one of the five-male cohort.

C[pounds sterling]It is a family business,C[yen] Mr Friend said.

C[pounds sterling]I'm a fourth-generation nurse.

C[pounds sterling]It just seemed like the thing to do.C[yen]

Mr Friend said he hoped to obtain a role in emergency nursing.

C[pounds sterling]I like the fact that it is changing and very dynamic,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]You always have to think on your feet and critically analyse the situation.

C[pounds sterling]It is a constant state of movement and thought.C[yen]

Before he starts work in the Australian hospital system, the new graduate and his mother will fly out on Friday to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to work as part of an aid project. …

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