Nurse: Linval George, Registered Practical Nurse


Linval George with Lorenza and Kelsie“What I love about being a nurse is that I am able to make a difference in the lives of my clients simply through caring. I really enjoy building meaningful, therapeutic relationships that help my patients build on their strengths and improve their quality of life.”

*Linval pictured with colleagues Lorenza Guevara and Kelsie McCauley

 


What inspired you to become a nurse?

My mother and my aunt, who is an RNP (Registered Nurse Practitioner), inspired me to be a nurse.  They taught me that the patient who comes into the hospital is somebody’s loved one and deserves to be cared for as if they were a member of your own family.

 

What is your favourite part of your role?

My favourite part of my role is being able to utilize the skills I learned in nursing school, as well as applying aspects of my own personality to help brighten the lives of my patients on a daily basis.

 

How would you describe the impact you have on the lives of your patients?

As a nurse working with seniors in mental health, I believe the impact made of the lives of patients cannot be described without first acknowledging the interdisciplinary team that I work with. 

 

Why is being a nurse meaningful to you?

Being a nurse is meaningful to me because it is rewarding to be in a position where I get to contribute to the wellbeing of patients and their families.