View Full Version : Greetings from Toronto

01-19-2008, 03:32 AM
Just wanted to introduce myself.. I'm from Canada (Toronto). I am not yet a nurse but hopefully will be in the future! I am 23 and graduated from university last year with a B.A. in psychology and had planned to go to law school. But I had a huge change of heart and decided to try to become a nurse instead. So right now I'm waiting for responses from schools and just really enjoying reading about all of your experiences. They are so informative and quite entertaining! I really like this site and am very thankful I found it :)

~ Amber

01-19-2008, 04:51 AM
Welcome to Nursing Voices Amber and good luck in getting into Nursing School and becoming a nurse.

01-19-2008, 05:28 AM
Hey Amber, I wish you all the best with getting into school. On another note, I'm going to Canada tomorrow! I can't wait- going to see friends in Calgary and Toronto (just in Toronto a couple days either way as I couldn't get direct flights to Calgary). I'm looking forward to seeing your wee country lol.

01-19-2008, 05:33 AM
Welcome! Amber, I wish you well on your journey to becoming a nurse. Tell me, please, what caused your "change of heart"?


01-19-2008, 09:41 PM
Yay, another Canadian. :) Welcome. Nursing was my second degree as well. I'm in Ottawa myself. What schools have you applied to?

01-19-2008, 11:02 PM
Welcome! From a fellow Canadian :)

01-19-2008, 11:30 PM
Welcome! I'm over in the Vancouver area (well an hour and a bit outside of it) Good Luck with school! Went to school in Halifax though, so have seen both sides of the country:) It's great!
Enjoy the forum

01-20-2008, 07:34 AM
Wow there are so many Canadians on here! For such a wee country I am surprised..j/k!! Thanks everyone for all of the welcomes!

I hope you have a great time in Calgary Indya! A good friend of mine lives out there and she says it's beautiful. Try and take advantage of your time in Toronto too! There are a lot of great restaurants and it's really just nice to walk around downtown and take in so much diversity.

LesleyJoy- It's funny because i really didn't know much about nursing until I started researching it for someone else. I didn't realize how vast it was..and how much you could do in the field. The more I learned about it, the more I wanted to do it. I kind of see nursing as this wonderful combination of mind, body, and spirit. I see it as a great compliment to my psych degree, but adding so much more by the complexity and hands on skilled work. Besides the obvious attractions including job stability and flexibility, I have always really enjoyed health and science, and helping people. I love that nursing offers so much diversity and roads to take. I can see myself getting my masters and even working in health policy years down the road. I also love the fact that nurses not only KNOW but they can DO. They have so much knowledge, and at the same time they are so skilled.. no matter what, they can do a lot of things that most of the population can't.. I think that's pretty cool! ... I think I could write a lot more about 'why nursing' but I see myself starting to ramble already and this post may be getting too long!

Littlebird- I applied to U of T's 2 year program as well as Humber's advanced standing program.. what was your first degree in? ?

01-20-2008, 01:02 PM
My first degree was in Biology, which was great but I couldn't do much with it without going on to specialize. I actually did the advanced standing program at UNB, which is the university collaborating with Humber. What a small world. ;) I have heard that the Humber program is a good one.

01-20-2008, 01:52 PM
Hello Amber. Welcome to Nursing Voices. Glad you dropped in and it's even better that you plan on staying.

01-22-2008, 10:29 AM
Hi Amber!

Just wanted to say welcome to the board and welcome to the profession! :shakehands:

I married a lawyer and my son is in law school and frankly, nursing offers the option of a much more diversified career! :nurse:

Good luck with the school applications and keep us posted on how it's going!