The team of Nurses at NEST are highly qualified, experienced and committed to delivering optimal care to women, children and their families.
Practice Nurse Manager
Laura works Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm
Laura completed her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Tasmania in 2014. She moved to Melbourne to complete her graduate year in emergency nursing where she continued to work for 4 years. She completed the fundamentals of emergency nursing course and spent three years working as a senior nurse in the resuscitation bays. She completed her immunisation certificate in 2016 at Latrobe University. Since moving into general practice, she has completed her certificate in sexual & reproductive health at Family Planning Victoria and is currently undertaking a post graduate certificate in Community and Primary Health Nursing.
Since working in Primary health, Laura has developed an interest in immunisations of both children and adults as well as travel medicine. Laura enjoys working with adolescents and young adult’s by supporting them through their vulnerabilities and complex social environments. Laura has a keen interest in sexual health and contraception.
Laura enjoys travelling home to Tasmania to visit her family and pet border collie Mia. In her spare time enjoys brunch with friends and bush walking with her partner. She has a creative side and enjoys painting.
Practice Nurse and Receptionist
Carlene works at Elsternwick from Tuesday to Friday
Carlene completed her Diploma of Nursing at Boxhill Institute of Technology in 2011 and did a further 2 years of nursing education at Monash University Peninsula.
She started working in a Jewish Aged Care facility in 2012 and worked there until she moved into Primary heath in 2013. Carlene completed a certificate in Wound Closure in 2014 through the Benchmarque Group and was then able to assist patients in the primary health setting with acute wounds in need of stitching or gluing. Carlene has spent the last 6 years in the Primary health/General practice setting and is passionate about the importance of primary health care.
Since working in Primary heath, Carlene has developed an interested in the care of young families and children, from the time they are conceived through to future development. Carlene also has a keen interest in childhood immunisations and travel vaccinations.
Carlene enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter Abbey. She enjoys escape rooms and trying new cuisines. Carlene has also spent a lot of time traveling around Asia and Europe and hopes to continue exploring the world with her family.