Ashley Dornan

Growing up with a sick mother, I always knew that I wanted to work in the health care field, and help others. I spent a lot of time in the hospital with my mother, and saw first-hand the impact a good nurse could have on a patient and a family. This is what inspired me to become a nurse.

I originally came to Langara to do my pre-requisite courses for a nursing program. At this point, I had not decided where I would study nursing. During my time at Langara, I discovered that I really liked the campus, especially the community feeling that I experienced. I enjoy the smaller class sizes, how easy it was to get around, along with the affordability of the education. It felt like a really good fit.

During this time, I realized that Langara ticked off all the boxes I was looking for in a Nursing program. I have many fond memories here. I have met many of my nursing friends here, along with many faculty and hopefully future colleagues. The community feeling at the college is immense and I have loved being a part of it. Langara means community to me.

In five years, I see myself having graduated from Langara, getting a couple of years bedside experience at Children’s Hospital, and then going back to school to get my Nursing Practitioner’s designation. Afterwards, I will continue to work with the pediatric population and hope to return to Children’s Hospital to work as a primary care provider.

Being one of the proud recipients of scholarships at Langara really means a lot to me. It’s not just the financial support, but the emotional support that comes with it. Scholarships really encouraged me to be the best student I can be. They push me every day to keep being successful and to keep staying motivated.

Thank you to the donors who make scholarships possible and supporting Langara students.