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44 years of L.O.V.E in Kidney Services

31 May 2024

Nurse Practitioner (NP) by day and International Nurses Day Award winner by twilight, Haemodialysis NP Veronica Oliver has wrapped up her PAH career in the LOVE-liest way, after claiming the International Nurses Day L.O.V.E (Living Our Values Everyday) Award. 

The Jan Kitchener L.O.V.E Award celebrates the enduring legacy of the former nurse’s dedication to the profession of nursing and the everyday values that make a great nurse. To those who know Veronica, it is little surprise she claimed the 2024 title.

Since completing her Registered Nurse (RN) training at PAH in 1980, Veronica has paved a remarkable career path specialising in Kidney Transplant, Kidney Services Inpatients, Chronic Kidney Diseases Outpatient Clinic, as well as 30 years in Haemodialysis. 
 
Going on to complete her Nurse Practitioner (NP) training in 2009, Veronica soon found her place as the Haemodialysis Nurse Practitioner, where her passion for patients and mentoring have shone bright over the past 13 years.

Between research, clinical work, supporting countless new nurses through chronic disease and kidney disease training, and driving numerous key achievements at the unit, Veronica’s significant contribution to the field has left an indelible mark on haemodialysis care on a global scale.

“Veronica is involved in nursing and medically driven research to improve haemodialysis care and symptom management with work published in international journals,” said Haemodialysis NUM Kylee McMahon.

“Veronica has the respect of the whole multidisciplinary team through her contribution to special interest groups and research on local, national, and international levels.”

Beloved by colleagues and patients alike, Veronica’s tireless patient advocacy work and reputation as a role model to junior nurses echoes across her sphere of influence. 

“As one of the first NPs at PAH and within Nephrology, Veronica is actively involved in mentoring, developing, and supporting novice and experienced practitioners from all disciplines. She has been instrumental in developing a model of care within Haemodialysis that promotes exceptional clinical care through high level case management.”
 
Veronica's sincere and holistic approach to patient care, wealth of research contribution, and dedication to training the next generation of nurses has not only been key to her achievements as a nurse, but cements her legacy as a key driver of advancing haemodialysis care. 

Congratulations on many achievements and a happy retirement, Veronica! You and your immense skills in the profession of nursing will be missed.

Last updated 31 May 2024
Last reviewed 31 May 2024

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