"I stumbled into a degree in Health and Society after realizing that Kinesiology wasn't the right career for me, and I'm glad that I did! Having a HESO degree has provided me with a solid health education and a foundation to build on to achieve my career goals of being a nurse. I learned the importance of looking at health and wellness in its social context and looking for answers 'outside the box.'
"I am currently a registered practical nurse in the ambulatory care outpatient clinics at the Ottawa Hospital, where I have used much of the 'holistic' theory that I earned at York. I look beyond the surface and integrate the broader determinants of health to improve overall patient care."