Trish Rawn, RN
I have been a nurse for 29 years (YIKES!). I attended Georgian College, then Ryereson, then Athabasca. I have worked in Community/ LTC/ Hospital/ Education/ Palliative Care.
My Father and uncle were both polio survivors and both had long lasting effects. From a young age I always wanted to be nurse.
The best thing about being a nurse is feeling like I have made a difference.
Despite me encouraging my kids, neither chose nursing.
Lisa Taylor, RN
I graduated in 2005, so 16 years this June. I attended Seneca College/ York University.
I have worked mostly in palliative care, but some med surg, paediatrics and LTC. I have no idea why I chose to be a nurse – I kind of just chose it out of the course catalogue because I was looking to go back to school and I figured nursing was something I could probably do.
The best thing about being a nurse… the clothing? the cookies in the kitchen??? Seriously though – the patients are the best part of this job. They are inspiring and heartbreaking. I learn so much from the people we work with. Also, I guess my co- workers are alright too…
No family members who are nurses or plan to be……I am it.
Leanne Favalaro, RN
I have been a PSW since 2016, RN since 2019. I attended Georgian College/York University. I have worked in LTC and now hospice. I chose to be a nurse to help people.
The best thing about being a nurse is being a hand to hold and an ear to listen when people need me the most.
My twin sister is a nurse!
Lorraine Garland, RN
I have been an RN for 50 years. I attended Women’s College Hospital. I have worked with Mentally and Physically challenged people doing immunizations; running a small Emerg– Huronia Regional Centre Orillia; Hugh McMillan Centre Toronto; Hospital nurse- Medical; Addiction Research Centre. Toronto Medical; Community/Visiting Nurse.