Carol began her career at The Pilgrim Hospital in Boston as a cleaner over 20 years ago and in the last few years she has been distance learning part-time so she can become a nurse.
Studying on her days off, during her holidays and in every spare minute available has seen Carol achieve NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in health and social care, whilst working as a care assistant. She has also gained an Open University certificate in Health Care and completed the Diploma at the start of 2010. Carol has been rewarded with the offer of a job as a staff nurse in A&E at The Pilgrim Hospital.
Carol’s achievements are even more remarkable as she has put in many more hours than her fellow students, due to her dyslexia and finding some of the study difficult. Carol said, “Through constant support and patience from my tutors and colleagues I have been able to overcome these problems.” She ended, “[I] now feel able and confident to be part of a professional team and achieve all my goals.”