Nursing as a Career Choice

Grade 12 average: 87%

Courses taken at Uchenna: 3 (Grade 10,11 & 12 math)

University of Choice: Trent University

Throughout my education, I found myself always stuck in the middle of never really excelling in any one subject. All my friends found a passion in a specific subject, whether it was Math, Arts Science or English, you name it. But I just couldn’t imagine myself pursuing a career in any of these subjects. The thought of Nursing was always at the back of my head, but I never really knew what it encompassed. After research on what it entailed and a visit with my friend to a hospital, I was finally able to piece together my future. Nursing is very much so a science based degree, but incorporates many forms of art and social skills. I found that Nursing was a perfect balance between understanding the science behind how the human body functions, and learning the impacts of spiritual, emotional and mental health. As I was approaching grade 12 with my new-found passion in nursing, I had to figure out how I could get in. I realized that I did not have many of the pre-requisites for this program, and Uchenna Academy helped me create a plan and accomplish that goal within the year. I was accepted into Trent University for a B.S.c.N for fall 2016 with a scholarship, and as of last week finished my first year of Nursing school. I experience my first clinical placement and have learnt more in the last 8 months than I have in my whole high school career. Although daunting, going into nursing has been the best decision I’ve ever made, unlike high school I was finally excited to learn because I was able to choose what I was learning about. Nursing is one of the most demanding careers, but without question is one of the most rewarding.  

Written By: Annie Davies

To Read Annie’s first Nursing Paper, click HERE.  We are so proud of her achievements in just one short University year & are happy to have been able help her get there!