I always knew I wanted to be a nurse. As far back as I could remember I pictured myself working in hospitals looking after sick people. My love for anything medical was ingrained since birth.

After high school I went right on to university and took my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I graduated the program in 2007 and off I went to work in a small hospital in 100 Mile House.

For the past 7 years I have had the opportunity to work in many areas of the hospital but the one  thing that I found I most loved about my job was the teaching. I started getting more involved with informal workshops and skills fairs as well as all the patient teaching my job entailed.

Then one day last spring, one of my bosses came to me and asked if I would be interested in teaching the HCA program for TRU here in town. I had never considered this to be an option before, but it seemed to be a perfect fit!

Now, here I am, almost 1 year later and my students are in their final practicum and I am eager to get started on my next teaching journey. Here in lies the reason for taking this program. I want to be the best instructor I can be. I have a love for teaching that I never realized before and I can’t wait to see what other opportunities are in front of me.

With this program behind me, I will have the qualifications to teach LPN programs, and I am considering it as a stepping stone towards my masters. The sky is the limit!


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