Volunteering in Nepal
During her studies at Southern Cross, Ashleigh volunteered in Nepal, assisting community health workers and teaching healthy hygiene practices.
In primary school we had a teacher come in and talk to us about where babies come from and I actually first
helped to deliver a baby from a stocking in front of the whole class and I thought it was the most awesome thing ever.
Since I was a little girl I wanted to be a nurse. The facilities are like being in a hospital especially
when you're in a sim lab environment. I think they're first class. They simulate a hospital environment and you get to work with sim dolls and dolls that breathe and they cry and you can do all sorts of things.
So when I was at university in class we actually had the opportunity to speak to somebody who was
running volunteer programs in Nepal and I heard about this program.
I was really keen on it so I actually got to go to Nepal and help in Nepal in different
A massive part of studying nursing is that you have to be passionate about it and really want to do it and achieve your goals.