Learning to Be a Nurse in the Fast-Paced Field of Medicine

Chanice Middleton, Diploma in Bible and Diploma in Practical Nursing

How did you end up at Prairie?

I am originally from Ontario. I moved out west for Prairie in 2012 and never went back. Home now is on a sheep farm in Drayton Valley.

I heard about Prairie from my Grandpa who is from Hanna, Alberta, when I was in my Grade 12 year trying to figure out what was next. All I knew was that I wanted to get out of Ontario and establish if my faith was really my own. Prairie was a bit of a culture shock as I had had nothing really to do with the Church for several years and my Bible knowledge was extremely limited. It was also different since I am from the GTA in Ontario and used to heavily populated areas, so coming to Three Hills, AB where the population of the entire town was the size of my high school was a change.

What have you learned so far in your program?

This program has prepared me to enter the work force in two ways:

  1. The standard of learning truly sets you up to succeed in the world of healthcare by giving us lots of hands on experience with a foundation built on why we do what we do. The lectures, labs and clinical experience along with the professors wide breadth of knowledge when utilized to the best of our ability equip us to prosper.
  2. Our learning environment gives us a unique opportunity to see how our faith plays a role in our career. Our professors are Christian and have worked in healthcare for a number of years and each have their own unique experience. We have the chance to pick their brains and have conversations through classes and the whole program about how to intertwine the two.

The most surprising thing that I have learned is how recent our version of healthcare is. Our standard of healthcare is only a few decades old and changes so quickly, it really is not what it was even ten years ago.

Watch more about the learning environment in our Meet Anne video…

PREPARE. PRACTICE. PERFORM. Prairie's Practical Nursing Program offered in partnership with Bow Valley College prepares you for a fast-paced role in a healthcare setting. With a smaller cohort of classmates you will get more hands on experience with instructional equipment like our nursing simulator. . Need more reasons to apply?• Get 2 for 1: You'll graduate with a Diploma in Ministry and a Diploma in Practical Nursing. • 100% of our nursing grads have passed the licensing exam in the last 5 years.• International practicum to Mozambique. Learn more at www.prairie.edu/practical-nursing

Posted by Prairie College on Thursday, February 6, 2020

What’s been the best part about your time at Prairie?

The community at Prairie is my favorite part of being here. I have met such a wide variety of people who are genuinely seeking to grow in their walk with God and wholly willing to invite people into their lives. People are intentionally invested in building each other up, encouraging people along in relationships with people and with God. Healthcare is a career where everything is based on what you do, how you do it and how efficient you are. Our worth is based off of that. God has been showing me while at Prairie that my worth is not based on what I do, how successful I am, etc. I hope God continues to work in me that His love for me is not based on my actions, but that my actions should be based on His unconditional, limitless love for me.

Please join us in praying for these students as they navigate their college experience.
If you would like to be a part of our Fridge Door project – which pairs intercessors with students – please email the Development Team at development@prairie.edu.


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