Nursing as a Passion
Throughout my childhood I have had the privilege of having two hard working and strong parents who taught me what hard work truly meant. When we moved from Alberta to B.C., I began volunteering at Kelowna General Hospital. I came to realise that nursing was my true passion.
I had the privilege of meeting many people and lending an ear from time to time which allowed me to begin to understand healthcare from a holistic perspective. Through my time at Selkirk College, I have come to fall in love with nursing through a whole new light. I have been graced with some incredible instructors who have challenged me to grow, learn and look past the ailment to see the person.
Selkirk College Student Life
While attending Selkirk College I have had the unique experience of living on campus for the past three years at Keluli House. This has not only given me the opportunity to meet people outside the Nursing program but has also allowed me to meet people from across the world. In my experience living at Kekuli House I have tried a variety of international foods and shared many meals with friends at the communal eating areas.
Both Kekuli House and Selkirk College have provided me with a variety of quiet studying areas where I have not only worked on homework but have also practiced my skills with other nursing students. Studying and living on the Castlegar campus has allowed me to be central between Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Kootenay Lake Hospital, and Castlegar Urgent Care. This has been ideal because it has allowed me to experience a variety of specialties and types of nursing available to me in my future career.
Opportunities for Connection
Throughout the nursing program there has been close ties between cohorts with mentorship projects, activities such as dodgeball, Canadian Nursing Students’ Association and shadow shifts where first years join fourth years in practice. Additionally, with the small class sizes offered at Selkirk College my nursing cohort has become close over the years and this has allowed us to know each of our instructors on a personal level.