“It is certainly exciting and I would like to thank many of the people I encountered at UQ for their guidance and encouragement,” Ms Devlin said.
“To be named the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) Nurse of the Year is something I am extremely grateful for.
“I love what I do and still feel as passionate about providing first-class health services to the public as when I first started out.
“The award was partly judged upon the ability to advocate for the wider nursing population and local communities, and this is an area where I wish to remain active.”
Ms Devlin completed her Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies at UQ and specialises in skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and vitiligo at her Ipswich clinic.
Georgie Waugh was another UQ Nursing School postgraduate nominated for the APNA Nurse of the Year.
The coming year will see Ms Devlin act as an official APNA ambassador for fellow nurses and health care professionals.
“I want others to see that nursing is an amazing career path and there are so many opportunities for nurses to achieve their goals,” Ms Devlin said.
“Educating the community and other health professionals about how the role of nursing practitioner fits into our healthcare system is another goal of mine.”
University of Queensland Nursing SchoolThe Master of Nursing Studies at the University of Queensland has been specifically designed to prepare you to apply to work as a registered nurse within two years of study. Students complete 32 courses, 16 of which are clinical, or two days clinical practice per week for the first year, three days a week in the third semester, and five days per week in the final semester. There are 1,010 hours of clinical practice throughout the program.
Program: Master of Nursing Studies
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years