We are reconnecting with Meg Lenehan from the Class of 2016 to see what she has been up to since she left school.
After graduating from Mercy Regional College, Meg went on to study nursing and midwifery at Deakin University in Warrnambool. Meg is currently learning the practical side of the profession on placement at the Warrnambool Base Hospital. Meg admits that she is fortunate to be learning from a highly experienced team that handle all the unexpected things on the ward calmly and professionally.
Meg is hoping to get some clinical experience in the next couple of years before she becomes a maternal child nurse. She is planning to return to the south west region to work in the local community that she is very passionate about.
Meg says that her interest in medicine started when she was at school. She is appreciative of the support of her teachers who were eager to pass on their knowledge and to find the right pathway for every student. ‘I had a great opportunity to choose the courses I enjoyed. The College helped me match my interests with real career choices,’ says Meg. ‘The teachers always pushed me to do my best and I’m extremely grateful for that.’
Looking back at her years at Mercy Regional College, Meg says that she misses the diversity of the Mercy classroom. ‘One of the greatest things about the College was that everyone was so different. We had students coming from so many areas, from Lismore to Port Campbell. Our classmates brought in their unique experiences, unique backgrounds, and we learned a lot from each other.’
Meg admits that Senior School was one of the best times of her life. As a piece of advice for our current students, Meg would like to remind them not to waste time away. It may be tempting for some to finish school and start working as soon as possible, but the support and guidance that they are getting from the teachers cannot be replicated in the big world.
We wish Meg all the best with her studies and look forward to seeing her around our region as a young professional.