If you ask someone in nursing why he or she became a nurse, more often than not you are going to receive an answer with a personal reason. I am no different. I became a Registered Nurse after losing my younger brother to cancer almost 7 years ago. He told me before he passed, that he thought I would make an excellent nurse one day. Since then, I have graduated and worked at BC Children’s Hospital for the last 2.5 years.
Getting to care alongside the bravest and most resilient children and families in BC has truly been an inspiration and a great learning experience. This passion, along with the encouragement of mentors, teachers, and colleagues has led me to pursue further education. Currently, I am in the Master’s of Science in Nursing program at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan and will be starting in the Doctorate Program at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver in September. I am very excited about this next step and getting to further my nursing education. I am looking forward to improving physical and mental health outcomes in children and am grateful for CNF allowing me to do so.