Twins taking on the nursing world together
Nineteen-year-old twins, Brooke and Madison, have been with Mater Education since high school, where they started their healthcare journey through our VETiS program. They are now set to graduate from the Diploma of Nursing program, with big plans for the future.
The sisters are already incredibly close. They work together, study together and use each other as a shoulder to lean on.
Despite the pressure to take different career paths, Brooke and Madison maintain that they are thankful to have each other, and they wouldn’t want it any other way.
Brooke says, “People always ask us, ‘Don’t you want to do something different to your sister?’. There is always this idea that because we are twins, that we need to blaze trails in different industries. But we both love nursing and have wanted to do it for as long as we can remember.”
“We are unique in our own ways, and we each have a passion for nursing. If anything, it helps to have someone that you can trust who is experiencing everything at the same time as you.”
Although close, Brooke and Madison have had different experiences with the healthcare sector.
“Madison and I were born premature at 29 and a half weeks, and it’s caused me to have a few issues later in life with my hips,” says Brooke. “I was a patient at Mater between the ages of 11 to 13 with hip surgeries. My experience as a patient has really given me perspective on being on the receiving side of nursing care.”
For Madison, she went through this journey beside Brooke, and would spend every moment in hospital with her. “I’ve always wanted to share my caring nature with others and help in any way that I can. If I can improve someone’s health, then that is a dream come true for me.”
Their tastes in career pathways after study are slightly different with Brooke setting her sights on neonatal care and travel nursing, whereas Madison has an interest in paediatrics, rural nursing, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The twins plan on continuing study into Registered Nursing following their graduation at Mater Education and really putting their genuine, kind-heartened nature into practice.
Pictured: Brooke and Madison in the simulation lab practicing their nursing skills.