I know that I am extremely lucky to have the summer off school. Although it means I have to work, it’s nice to be able to give my brain the break. That being said, I can commiserate with the many BCIT students who are not so lucky since I have spent many summers in the … Read more
Exam time is stressful for most people. Whether it’s the pressure of being evaluated or the difficulty of time management to balance assignments and studying. To help show everyone what it’s like to undergo midterms in the nursing department, I have decided to use my cats, Winnifred (also known as Freddy), since she is much … Read more
While the Nursing students are already in full midterm swing, I thought I’d post a couple of tricks I use to stay sane during this stressful season. It can be really tempting during exam season to shut yourself off from the world and only study. Now, if your exam is in 2 days and you haven’t … Read more
In the nursing program at BCIT, we receive our patient assignments the night before clinical (usually). We are expected to complete extensive research so that we can understand their diagnosis in order to provide optimal care. This research can be extremely time-consuming and it can be difficult and overwhelming at times. Check out my video … Read more
So this week I had the pleasure of getting to know a little bit about our new Student Support Coordinator. For those of you who don’t know about her please watch this video to learn what she does for nursing students here at BCIT! Please also feel free to check out her contact information.
Life as a BCIT nursing student can be stressful. We study for long hours and so consequently, all of the stress and work can degrade the immune system. (Like, literally, look up the relationship between stress, cortisol, and the immune system: long term stress can decrease your ability to fight infection.) Anyways, because of all … Read more
Week 2 here we go! After laboring over our online course preparations for the last week, it’s time to get our hands dirty… so to speak (not actually because that would be bad aseptic technique). This week, in our clinical lab techniques class we are reviewing and revising our assessment skills to help cater them … Read more
Hello, world! Welcome to the Nursing program! So far I’ve loved my time here at BCIT and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you! – Terrelle