About Me

Hi, my name is Adriana and I'm just finishing up my third year of Nursing training. I was born in Brazil but actually spent my childhood in America (Kentucky, out of all places!) and then went back to Brazil for my teenage years (beaches and surfing - yay!). A couple of months after turning 19, I bought a ticket to Europe and spent the next 3 years travelling on and off. I then went on to have an assortment of jobs before taking another year out to travel. This time I went to the Amazon and spent a year travelling in peasant boats throughout this lush region. Whilst going through a village/hamlet (population: 76), I came across a group of national and foreign nurses who were setting up remote clinics for the scattered population. I spent some time with them in the clinics looking after the villagers and decided that was what I wanted to do.

I came back to London, embarked on an Access course and started my training in 2007. After the first year, I had to drop out due to financial and personal problems but started working as a Band 4 in the Community Matron team. I spent just over a year in the community and returned to the University of Greenwich to complete my training. Almost two years later, I am happy I did and look forward to starting my first nursing job in September. I've had my shares of ups and downs in Nursing but I would recommend it! I don't think I could ever, ever do any other work.