“Fraser Health is truly an incredible place to work,” says Kalina an emergency nurse at Maple Ridge Hospital, as she shares her recent journey and return to Fraser Health.
“I moved to Toronto in 2017 looking to gain experience working in the emergency department at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Canada’s biggest trauma centre. Being in such a large urban setting, there was never a dull moment. While assisting in many trauma cases and working with a highly efficient team to save lives, I realized how valuable teamwork in health care really is. I started missing home pretty quick. Through it all, my manager back home at Ridge Meadows Hospital was not only mentoring and supporting my learning, but also encouraging me to take the time I needed to come back armed with experience to share in the West. Toronto is exciting, but Vancouver is home. The mountains were calling and so were our people. We made the move back to B.C. this summer.”
“This September, I’ll be taking the UBC Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner program. Upon graduation, I hope to keep serving my communities through Fraser Health as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Fraser Health is so diverse, and I’m excited to continue evolving in my career here.”