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November 23, 2020

Jennifer Dyck, SAFE Work Manitoba

Job Title

Occupational Health Nurse/Prevention Consultant
 

Skills I rely on most in my job:

Nursing training and experience, occupational health and safety training
 

In high school, I was voted most likely to:

Be in a caring profession
 

Question from Ashley, Regina, SK

 
“How many years of school do you have to take to become a nurse?  Did you enjoy it?”
 
Hi Ashley!  This is a great question!  I went to school at The University of Manitoba.  I went to school for five years to get my degree in nursing (one extra year because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in the health care field).  
 
Nursing school was a great mix of in-class training and practical training in various settings around Winnipeg.  I finished nursing school by doing my final practicum in an emergency room (ER) where I ended up getting a job.  What a great place to gain an incredible amount of knowledge and experience!
 
After a few years, I decided to go back to school to get my Occupational Health Nursing Certificate. I got this through distance education at MacEwan University in Alberta. 
 
When I began my career, I thought I would always work in a hospital, but then I met two mentors who helped me to see that there are other opportunities that offer a fulfilling career of helping people in workplaces. 
 
Preventing workplace injuries and illness is my goal.  I hope this answers your question, and that you consider a career in nursing.  The opportunities are endless!
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