Ms Nicholina Farrugia State Registered Nurse, and the first Nurse Director in Malta
When asked what it means for her to be a nurse, Ms Farrugia emphasised on the fact that nursing per se' has changed since her time as a staff nurse, but nursing has always changed for the better, as nurses have always risen to the challenge of time, be it war time, and today’s pandemic.
They always wanted to be change agents, and this has always been achieved through knowledge and scientific matter. The nursing advancement both in the theoretical setting and practical skills are very important to the profession. In fact, Ms Farrugia stated that this can be viewed today in this very moment where many nurses are at the forefront of COVID-19.
Ms Farrugia continues to say that yes increasing knowledge, specialisation are important for the advancement of the profession, but each nurse must keep in mind that the fulcrum of nursing is the way that care is delivered to patients with empathy and sensitivity.
“I am proud to be a nurse, proud to see how nurses have advanced both internationally and locally. It is very important she continues to have the patient as the main focus, at what ever a nurse Is doing