Health Professional - Natalie Jeffreys
We’re huge fans of nurses! What was it that made you want to be a nurse?
I am terribly afraid that I will most probably spectacularly disappoint with my answer to this question. I am sure that the appropriate and most expected answer to this question was that my decision to pursue nursing as a career was based on a calling rather than a conscious decision. And that nursing is in my blood, from my mother and my mother’s mother and my mother mother’s mother.
In reality, throughout high-school, I was expected to amount to nothing other than a professional swimmer. There absolutely was no back up plan! In year 12 I wasn’t performing as required in the pool to cut it as pro, and the contingency plan for this was just to pass my final exams- not to excel, as I was far from academic- just to pass, which thankfully, and surprisingly, I did.
When it came to the decision to apply for university courses and plan for life beyond high school, I was clueless, and decided with the path of least resistance- Follow my best mate into nursing. And so I dove straight in, head first, with absolutely no clue what I was doing, or what nursing even involved.
What is your favourite part of being a nurse?
My favourite part about being a nurse is being able to see every angle of human life. This seems quite vague, I know, however I see the best and the very worst in people. It makes me appreciate every single day and has enabled me to never take my life, or my health for granted.
What do you look for when searching for nursing shoes?
When I look for nursing shoes, I look for a shoe that I can put on and then simply forget about. In my job I would walk/run a minimum of 10km every day over a period of 12 hours. The last thing I need is to be reminded by pain or blisters or discomfort that my shoes are an annoyance; it’s a distraction that I cannot afford when the code blue pager goes off, and a life is literally on the line.
What features of FRANKiE4 do you think could benefit nurses?
OMG, where do I start? Everything- every feature!! These are simply the most impressive shoes on the market. Every nurse wants to look stylish and fashionable, even if you’re wearing bright red scrubs- like me. FRANKiE4 can provide that. Every nurse needs comfort, all day comfort- . FRANKiE4 can provide that too. Now let’s talk practicality, leather, black, wipe them clean, no stains, no germs, no problem!
How did you like your FRANKiE4s?
I don’t like them- I love them. I love, love, love them. Simple!
In three words describe what FRANKiE4 means to you?