I am currently working in rural nursing at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach on the Surgery and Obstetrics Unit. I am absolutely loving every moment of rural nursing as the skills that you get to use are immense! I was hired out of my Senior Practicum at the end of May 2015. I was fortunate to successfully write my NCLEX the first time in July.
Andrea also offers some words of encouragement for our current BN students:
Don’t be so hard on yourself! You can and you will make it through nursing school, even if it may not feel like it sometimes! Just look back at where you’ve came from and how far you’ve made it. Your hard work will pay off in the end, I promise! Ask questions if you are unsure about something; there are no dumb questions. Always remember to really get to know your patient as a person and not for the disease that they have; it will definitely pay off in the long run when building that therapeutic relationship that we all learned so much about in nursing school! Good luck in your studies and I look forward to having you all as my colleagues in the near future!
Well said, Andrea!