Kirby Opina, Practical Nursing

What were you doing before attending Sprott Shaw College?

I was working as a server at Starlight Casino, providing customer service to patrons. Being in this field, I developed qualities that helped me understand their concerns in everyday life.

How would you describe your overall experience at Sprott Shaw College?

Studying at Sprott Shaw is one of the unforgettable moments in my life. Why?

Aside from a better quality of education, Sprott Shaw College treats everyone like a family. They’re here to help, comfort, and guide you through your successes.

What is your favourite part about attending Sprott Shaw College?

My favourite moment was when they gave me tips and strategies on how to prepare myself for employment in the future – and these are all things that every student needs! They also fed me a lot of ideas on what it would be like in the future and any expectations for the jobs.

How did the staff and instructors make a difference with your education?

With their experience in my respective career path, they taught me how to be more knowledgeable and competitive in the future. They helped me build my personality and become confident to face the challenges that I will see in my career in the future.

What are you doing now after graduation?

I work at St. Paul’s Hospital and have been working there for the past 2 years as a Patient Care Attendant (PCA) in different acute units like Cardiac Unit, General Surgery, Medicine Ward, and Mental Health Unit.

Would you recommend Sprott Shaw College to your friends and family?

Absolutely yes! I want them to experience not only quality education but also how the school took care of every student and made me feel that they are welcome in the campus. That’s why I highly recommend for everyone to experience Sprott Shaw.

Kirby Opina
Practical Nursing
New Westminster Campus

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