I started college with little sense of what I wanted to do with my life. I majored in biology but I quickly realized that just having a biology degree didn’t mean that I would be able to find a job. Nursing seemed to be a field where I would get to apply the knowledge I had obtained to that point in my education and be able to make a decent living. In nursing school I learned a lot about the science behind nursing, but also what a diverse field nursing is, and more importantly, how much nurses do for patients. This profession has made me a more compassionate person, and it has made me stronger. I have found the job to be challenging, rewarding, and most of all, fulfilling. I am proud to be a nurse and can’t think of anything else I would rather do.
Mark Tanner, MNSc, BSN, RN, clinical instructor