KAYLA Wardill was born to nurse.
The 17-year-old was thrilled when she received her acceptance letter into CQUniversity and is able to put her love of people into action.
Kayla will study a three-year Bachelor of Nursing degree at the Rockhampton campus, her goal to become a midwife.
"I want to be useful to society and with a health degree you can," she said.
"I am excited to be involved in the beginning of life and welcoming a baby into the world.
"It's a moment they (parents) will remember forever."
Kayla said her passion for caring for others was what led her to apply at CQU, as well as her busy work ethic.
"I love children and I have lots of cousins," she said.
"I'm the eldest of 11 grandkids and I've looked after babies my whole life.
"Nursing is going to be different everyday. I don't like mundane things."
She is excited about moving out of home, even though Rockhampton isn't far.
"I am really excited to be more independent; it's the start of life on my own," Kayla said.
"I will come back on weekends and holidays."
Kayla regards CQUniversity highly, particularly nursing, which was one of five of the most popular programs in 2015 among Paramedic Science, Engineering, Sonography and Education.
"CQU is really good for nursing. You are more likely to get employment," Kayla said.
Kayla attended Gladstone State High and won the CQU Long Life Learning award in Year 12, which included a bursary and voucher. She said she would put the money toward textbooks and living expenses.
She starts university on March 9.