RBC Diversity in Nursing Award
My name in Lynlee Tabia, I am a registered nurse in the Philippines. I came in Canada in 2009. I have worked in the medicine and surgical unit in one of the hospitals back home. My nursing experiences gave me sufficient confidence that I will be able to perform my profession in Canada. It has been my dream to become a nurse. When I was young, I saw nurses wearing white uniforms that made them looked right, clean and fresh. But when I went to nursing school, I realized that nursing is not just about white uniforms, it is about giving “care” into its deeper sense both holistic and spiritual approach not only for sick and vulnerable but healthy people as well. I am currently working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in one of the nursing home here in Edmonton. Working full time and having a family to take care of while doing the nursing upgrade is a bit of a challenge. The Canadian Nursing Foundation RBC Diversity Award has facilitated and inspired me more to pursue my nursing profession. I enjoyed working with the geriatric clients. Their susceptibility and vulnerability gave me motivation to concentrate further in gerontology. It is this field that can be of less interest to some nurses but just to realize that working with old people give me satisfaction and contentment that at the end of the day, a grandma will give you a smile, meaning you have given them the essential care they need.