In high school, I did co-ops to become a plumber. I even worked in that field for a few years, but found it wasn’t for me. What I really wanted to do for a living was help people.
I started at Georgian as a mature student in the Pre-Health program, which really helped me zero into the career I wanted. It also got me ready for the complex science courses I’d be taking in the nursing degree program.
Now that I’m in second year nursing, what I love most is the hands-on. Through simulation and clinical placements, we get lots of experience. So far I’ve worked in continuing complex, medical, and surgical care at two local hospitals. I enjoy challenging courses like anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
I also believe in getting involved in the nursing community. I attend meetings of the Registered Nurse Association of Ontario. I’m also really looking forward to treating people in the Dominican Republic with my Georgian classmates. I’ve wanted to do that trip ever since I heard about it three years ago – it sounds like a life-changing experience.
My ultimate goal is to work as a nurse in emergency rooms or intensive care units. I think my degree, and hard work, will get me there.