Instructor, Health Care Assistant
Selkirk College, Attn: Joanne Ascalon
486 72nd Avenue, PO Box 968, Grand Forks BC, V0H 1H0, Canada
My husband and I immigrated to Canada from the Philippines 2011. We started our nursing career in Richmond and Vancouver area. We moved to Grand Forks 2013 in order to get away from the hectic city life.
I was able to experience working as a HCA in home support before challenging the LPN exam. After getting my license, we were able to secure employment at a long term care facility in Grand Forks. I have been in the same facility for more than 5 years and have experienced the joys of establishing new relationships with those in our care and the heartache of every loss.
I always strive to better myself as a nurse by attending seminars to keep current and expand my knowledge. One of those seminars is PIECES, a holistic approach at supporting the care of the individual. I believe that keeping up to date with the current trends in healthcare would aid me in preparing the students to join the workforce.