Tuesday, December 04, 2012

GNIE: Completed program

Today marks for me the final milestone of the GNIE program. We took an examination today and reviewed through the results immediately. [I calculated that I passed this final unit.] 

Thereafter we had a "focus group" discussion to review the strengths and areas of improvement for the GNIE program. Finally, we had a pinning ceremony and a celebratory pot-luck. As the instructor puts it, today not only marks a milestone in the completion of our program, but also a milestone in our migration journey -- all the effort that we put in to get to where we are now.

"Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Graduate Nurse Re-Entry"
A token representing all the effort we put in 
to be where we currently are.

I am very glad that other than the 2 we lost on our journey, everyone else passed. I am especially happy to celebrate with AP, who despite facing much challenge early in the programme, pulled through all her challenges. After all, AP and I are now close friends having covered each other's back together in our studies, clinical experience, group projects and general socializing.

Beautiful double-rainbow in Surrey

It was a particularly rainy afternoon. AP and I caught sight of a beautiful rainbow when we stopped by to visit another GNIE classmate after school. [Note: Actually it was a double-rainbow. If you look carefully, the second rainbow was a faint one to the right of the first.] Let's hope that the rainbow is a sign of good things to come.

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