Get to know: Will Sherer
Meet Will Sherer, Children’s Ward, Enrolled Nurse.
Q: If you weren’t in your current role, what would you be doing?
A: Stressing! Rewind a few years and I was going into a new role as a travel consultant. I changed direction and followed my passion by starting a nursing degree instead. One year later, the pandemic hit and travel was shut down. The pandemic of course has been stressful for both professions, but I’m glad to have been able to study and work through it all.
Q: What do you hope your co-workers say about you at your retirement party?
A: Hopefully that they’ll miss me! We have a great team on the ward and it’s always sad to see someone go.
Q: What motivates you?
A: Curiosity. Bridging the gap between the known and the unknown is exciting in this field. I’m always learning something new which really keeps me engaged.
Q: What career advice would you give to your younger self?
A: Change always feels risky, and it often is, but the risk is worth taking and you’ll find yourself in a much happier place if you just follow you heart. Be brave, be bold, reskill sooner.
Q: If you lived 500 years ago, what do you think your profession would be?
A: It wasn’t really a time when men were nurses…the period back then is often referred to as the ‘dark ages of nursing’ and the profession looked quite different. I would like to think I would be doing something that helped people, so perhaps a surgeon or doctor? If not, then a court-jester!