Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Douglas College opens doors for nurse

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Raji Nibber knows the value of a Douglas College education. Now a registered nurse at the BC Cancer Agency in Abbortsford, Raji says coming to Douglas to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing has opened important doors.

By Raji Nibber

Douglas College nurses are well known among hiring managers, nurse educators and physicians for their high intellect and job-readiness upon graduation. Many Douglas College RN graduates go on to careers in specialty practice areas, and I was very intrigued by this as I always aspired to work in oncology.

After graduation I secured a clinic placement at the BC Cancer Agency, where I was able to work with nurses in the clinical setting as well as collaborate on a research project. My program gave me the skills and confidence I needed to develop a good rapport with the nurses and managers I worked with.

My experience at Douglas College helped me achieve my educational and career goals. I was able to engage in many activities outside the classroom, including serving as Student Representative on the Douglas College Board of Directors. I learned our school is looked after by members of our community who really care, and our faculty is very supportive of students achieving their goals.

If you want to be a nurse, come to Douglas! You’ll be in a supportive environment where you can learn about your field and develop a resumé that will earn you great respect in the work force.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing by visiting the website.