Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC
NNPBC is a not for profit society registered in the province of British Columbia in September, 2018

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Why did you decide to enter the nursing profession?

I can't say that there was any real 'calling' but I was looking for a career. The two-year program (at the time!) and proximity to the college were influencing factors. Once I started in the program and working I loved it!
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How did you get to where you are today?

So many things - it has been a 36-year journey! You could say I'm passionate about the nursing profession. It has always been more than just a 'job' for me.
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What has been the most rewarding thing in your nursing career?

The most rewarding thing for me is feeling that I make a positive difference and learn something new every day. Be it with patients (residents/clients), staff, students or colleagues, I try to add joy with purpose to our time together and learn something from every interaction. I hope I do that.
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What has been the most challenging?

Well there certainly have been a few challenges and ‘bumps' along the way. Looking back, the manager role was the most challenging, due to multiple pressures and competing agendas.
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What advice would you give to new nurses?

Find a job that you love so that you bring positive energy and perspective to your work and workplace. Jane Goodall said, "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." As nurses, we make that decision every time we go to work.
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Nursing is...

the most varied, challenging, and rewarding career!