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Practical Nursing

A nurse is born

“When I saw my grandma getting older, I wanted to take care of her, but didn’t know how.” Seeing family members face health challenges cemented Justine’s future. “I finally found my purpose. Nursing would allow me to help my family…
Justine Jimeno Licensed Practical Nurse | Stenberg College

From LPN to RN

If you had asked me 10 years ago where I would be today, I wouldn’t have guessed that I’d have completed a diploma and a degree, become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), a Registered Nurse (RN), and be working as…
Stenberg’s Practical Nursing program Munika

Practical Nursing

About the Career The British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives provides the following definition of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs): “LPNs are health care professionals. Most work as frontline nurses caring for a wide range of clients at all stages…
Practical Nursing Program | Stenberg College

Rewriting her Story

So passionate and driven, it is surprising to learn that for most of her life, Ji’s career aspirations were “to just clock in and out of a mundane job.” How does someone with such indifference toward a career end up…
Ji in graduation gown

The transformative power of education

Nelofar Rahimi, or Nelly as friends know her, was born in Pakistan, the child of Afghan refugees. When she was just five years old, Nelly and her family immigrated to Canada and settled in Burnaby. Recalling the sacrifices her parents…

Finding passion and pride in nursing

It was hard for Stefania Jimenez to talk about herself. Accustomed to focusing on her patients and taking care of others, Stefania usually asks the questions. She let out a small laugh when asked what makes her a good nurse,…

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