The reason I became a nurse had very little to do with financial reward. A major benefit of nursing is knowing that there is a job for you somewhere. It’s a little morbid but people will always get sick and there will always be someone who will be in need of a nurse. Job security […]Read More Is it “All About the Money, Money, Money”?
Optimistic – Is the one word I’d use for my first impression. I’m working with a great team, they have been so welcoming and friendly. The whole team is made up of people from all over the world, Jamaica, Australia, South Africa, as well as from all over Canada. This brings together a really eclectic mix […]Read More First Impressions – The Job
Taking my vacation at the end of one job and before the start of a new one seemed like an amazing idea. 2 weeks on a cruise ship with family and friends to relax. Leg 1: Sailing from Southampton UK to Miami FL and a few days in the sun. What could be wrong with […]Read More The Arrival
It’s taken me almost a week for the stress of IELTS to subside so that I can talk about it. This makes it sound like the test is really hard… strangely (adverb) it is! I expected, as a native English speaker, for a basic (adjective) English (Proper noun) test (noun) to be a like walk […]Read More IELTS Horror
Do we complain and moan? Almost certainly, everyone does this from time to time. Do we constructively and critically discuss the problems we observe and encounter with those in a position to improve things? I suspect this is far less frequent an activity. In nursing school, we were all taught to be critical. I remember […]Read More Coffee break moaning or critically reflective practice?
Is the grass always greener? Is change as good as a rest? Or, should everyone get a pair of rose-tinted glasses so they can see only the good in the world around them? I consider myself to be generally optimistic about the world, my glass is mostly have full. However, a couple of challenging work […]Read More Is the Grass Always Greener?
The job secured (or as much as it can be until I physically step through the doors on day 1), now time to start getting my Yukon nursing license sorted, work visa application, occupational health clearance and the moving day plans all lined up. The first one on the list should be pretty straightforward. I […]Read More Making Preparations