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Emergency department, St Vincents Hospital

Mitchell Turner is a senior registered Nurse working in the emergency department, St Vincents Hospital Sydney.

My name is Mitchell Turner, I'm a senior registered nurse here at St. Vincent's Emergency Department, also a resuscitation accredited nurse.

So I'm working in resusc, which is a three-bedded bay here in emergency.

We look after the critically ill patients that come in, the stabbings to shootings, the heart attacks, anything that you think is possible ... down to working in a team of three, being that I'm the team leader looking after two other nurses and caring for eight individual patients, liaising with the in-charge, the bosses and also the patients and my team members to make sure the patient gets the adequate care and up to the ward as quick as possible.

Some advice that I can give you is to jump straight into University. Personally it's worked wonders for me.

I've come out into practice and now I'm three years out and working in one of the best hospitals in Australia.

I'm Mitchell Turner and that is my story.