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


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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nursing is...

the most varied, challenging, and rewarding career!