Stevie completed her registered nursing training in one of South Africa’s busiest hospitals after which she followed her adventurous spirit and spent the next couple of years working and travelling around the world. Once back home her talents were quickly recognised and she was placed in the cardiac and intensive care units at the same hospital where she completed her training. This extremely busy and high stress environment is where Stevie developed her ability to work calmly under pressure and work as part of a team. It is also where she recognised the importance of genuine empathy for patients and their families during difficult times.
In 2002 Stevie and her young family immigrated to Australia where they lived in a small rural Queensland town and this is where her career as a practice nurse began. It was during this time her husband decided to join the army and they spent the next eleven years moving around Australia as posting dictated. Because of this, Stevie has worked in quite a few practices always in a community with a large defence population and can relate to veterans and spouses alike.
Stevie has an adventurous spirit and loves hiking in the great outdoors. When not working she can be found walking the hills around Brisbane or taking the more iconic trails like the Overland Track. This love of nature and the great outdoors has influenced the way she views health care and believes we need to return to nature, make healthy lifestyle choices and combine these with modern medical practices to formulate an holistic approach tailored to each individual.
- Diploma in Nursing ( General, Psychiatric & Community) and Midwifery
- Immunisation for Health Practitioners (307 2103)