I graduated from LV Rogers high school in Nelson BC, in 2008. After graduating, I took a year off to go traveling in South America for 7 months. When I returned, I entered the nursing program at Selkirk College and I will be graduating with a BSc in Nursing from the University of Victoria in 2013.
I chose Selkirk College because of its strong reputation in the community, the advantage of smaller class sizes, and for the opportunity to travel to Guatemala in my third year of nursing. I would recommend Selkirk College in a heartbeat. The smaller class sizes offer a supportive learning environment and each instructor is invested and engaged in your learning.
If I could provide some advice to people, I would say they should ‘say yes to things’. Be engaged, take initiative in your own learning and participate in the opportunities that are around you.
I came across this quote on a mural in Guatemala during my practicum that I would like to share, “Many little people, in many little places, doing many little things, can change the world”. Through my education at Selkirk College I have gained the skills and knowledge to do my little part and I feel inspired and ready to work towards creating a better tomorrow.
I am currently working on a community-based service project. The goal of this project is to connect nursing students with partner organizations in the community to offer health promotion and education based activities to marginalized populations in our community.
I have many ideas for my future! Ultimately I am passionate about promoting health and well-being therefore I plan to obtain a Master’s of Science in Public Health. I want to work upstream to address the factors and conditions that impact the health and well-being of individuals, groups, communities and societies in our world.