Name: Nikita Amin
Program: Nursing (Bsn)
What attracted you to becoming a Peer Tutor?
I have always had a passion for learning medical information. My passion led me to the nursing profession and now I want to utilize my experience and knowledge in helping others whether they are my patients, families, society or fellow students.
How has tutoring helped you?
This is my first time tutoring but I think tutoring will help me review and reinforce the information that I have learnt in previous terms.
If you could give one piece of advice to a BCIT student what would it be?
I am sure other nursing peer tutors may have given similar advice but one thing that will get you through the nursing school, especially at BCIT, is to be organized. Front-load your work as much as you can so you are not stressing out the last minute. Go to the clinical and the classroom prepared. It will help you understand the material well and help make connections from theory to practice.
Do you have any successful online studying tips to share?
One really important thing to consider in these times is self-care. As a nursing student, you know how important it is to be fit to practice. Practice self-care. Take time off from the screen, go for a walk or do something that you love to do. Do zoom meetings with your friends now and then (I know it adds to your screen time, but it will help you relax seeing and talking to each other).
What would your dream job be when you leave BCIT?
My interest in work is cardiology intensive care.
If you had a free day, how would you spend it?
With friends and family, watching TV, going out, eating delicious food.