I am a Registered Practical Nurse in South-Western Ontario and have just accepted a position on Vancouver Island. I am looking forward to exploring my own country on my trek from Ontario to British Columbia. Nursing is a challenging yet rewarding career that I enjoy immensely. My commitment to caring for all patients with attention and sensitivity to cultural beliefs helps patients make autonomous and informed decisions about their health care journey. The trust and confidence of my patients and their families are of utmost importance to me. Keeping current and informed in this profession is a must.
If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
I would tell myself not to be too critical of myself. I would say set goals and stick to them. Perseverance is a practice.
Do you have a mantra or phrase you live by? What is it?
I am at the beginning of my journey. I have grown a lot but not nearly enough. I must do the work to get where I am meant to go.
What is your number one business goal this year?
Currently I work as an RPN in a long-term care home. I love my job. I went into nursing because it is a multi-facetted career that encourages professional and personal growth. My future includes working toward my Nursing Practitioners Qualifications. I hope to work in different areas of nursing to broaden my experience.
What is your number one priority when it comes to your career and daily work?
My number one priority is treating my patients with compassion and respect. I try to connect with each one of my patients on a human level.
What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why? Getting to know my patients and making a difference in their patient experience. For my long-term care patients, I try to bring a smile to every day.