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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 becoming a Practical Nurse and winning Stenberg College’s prestigious Student of the Year award? Let’s start from the beginning.

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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 made to get her and her three younger siblings to Canada, Nelly tears up. “As a child, I never realized

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Becoming a Nurse in BC (Free Information Workshop on July 30)

Are you an Internationally Educated Nurse? Join us for a free informational workshop where you will learn everything you need to know about becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in British Columbia. Click to choose a date and location that works with your schedule!

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Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program

Are you looking to get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and become a Registered Nurse (RN)? If yes, we have fantastic news for you! Stenberg College’s Practical Nursing grads can apply for admission at Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program. This online program is designed to meet the specific educational needs…

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The Hospital Setting vs. Classroom Setting

The Practical Nursing program has taught me a lot about the human body, how it works, and staying healthy. Countless days (and nights) have been dedicated to studying and learning the course material needed for nursing. Alas, we enter the hospital, where the practical learning begins. It is always exciting to show off what you…

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Reflecting on the Practical Nursing field

I started this blog as a nursing student to share my experiences of my journey and allow others to have an insight into what nursing school entails. Becoming a nurse is what I’ve always dreamed of doing. I love being able to help people get back to their best self and best life. Practical Nursing…

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Writing the Biggest Exam of My Life

Leading up to the CPNRE exam, I got more and more nervous. I felt that I was putting in all the work to prepare, but also had the unnerving feeling that I was destined to fail. No matter how many hours I put in each day, and how many practice exams I did, I never felt 100% prepared.

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Final Thoughts on Practical Nursing Program

It’s hard to believe I’m typing this post… but…I’ve finally made it! Yesterday, I walked across the stage in a blue and gold robe as my name was called out and proudly graduated! Standing there with all my classmates, it was a surreal moment of pure bliss and happiness. And now, I can’t believe I can say that I’ve finally graduated from the PN Program at Stenberg!

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In Between Placements

Our Practical Nursing clinical practicum experience for Term 4 has quickly come to an end. My time at Vancouver General Hospital went fast, probably because I was so busy. On top of the regularly scheduled shifts, we had daily research to do on our patients’ diagnosis, medications, and treatments. We also had the mandatory assignments set…

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Final Stretch of Classes

This is the last week of classes for my cohort! Although there is still a long road ahead before graduation, the idea that I won’t have any more classes, assignments, group projects, or exams is so exciting!

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