Faculty Advisors

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Conestoga Site

ANDREA MILLER

Why did you decide to join MUNSS?

I enjoy working with students, and the work MUNSS does is vital to supporting the nursing students experience in the undergraduate program.

If you could go back and time and give yourself advice, what would it be?

Work hard, however don’t forget to enjoy the experience along the way. Be patient and clam in all situations and you will learn and understand more by listening to others. 

What are things you do in your downtime?

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Getting outdoors to ski, bike, swim and being active in always a priority.

Thank you Andrea! If you would like to get in contact with Andrea, you may contact her at Amiller@conestogac.on.ca

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McMaster Site

TRACEY JEWIS

Why did you decide to join MUNSS?

I wanted to work directly with the students – especially being able to hear from all sites, levels, and streams. It is so important for students to have a “voice” and I want to be the amplifier to help their voices be heard.

If you could go back and time and give yourself advice, what would it be?

 I would give myself the advice to “get involved” and be more active in the various student organizations that are offered on campus within and beyond nursing.

What are things you do in your downtime?

 I love to do yoga and walk my dog

Thank you Tracey! If you would like to get in contact with Tracey, you may contact her at jewiss@mcmaster.ca

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Mohawk Site

CYNTHIA HAMMOND

Why did you decide to join MUNSS?

I wanted to work directly with the students – especially being able to hear their voices. I joined MUNSS as Faculty Advisor in 2013.  I have been doing this role every year since.  I joined because I saw this as an opportunity to work with tri-site students on tri-site initiatives.   To me MUNSS really emphasizes the tri-site collaborative program and having MUNSS is place is one of the reasons that I believe our Collaborative BScN tri-site relationship is so successful.   I love the enthusiasm and spirit that MUNSS students bring to nursing and seeing this brings me energy and reinforces personally why I chose teaching to complete my nursing career.  

If you could go back and time and give yourself advice, what would it be?

  • Don’t be afraid to take risks.  Don’t be afraid to fail.  Failure and risk provide wonderful opportunities for learning and growth.  
  • Find a mentor, be a mentor.  Remember what it feels like to be a student / new grad etc.  If you find a role model that you identify with connect with that individual and tap into them as a resource, learn from them and their experiences.  At any point take another under your wing – pay it forward any opportunity you can
  •  Learning and health care environments:  always strive to learn and stay current and push your peers/ HC environments to do the same.  Always ask why?  Challenge the status quo, strive for best practice and best settings.  Always keep patient care at the forefront of what you do.  You spend much time in life in your work environments- strive for teamwork and healthy work environments.  Remember some of the skills that you have learned in your BScN: communication, collaboration, IPT, reflection and apply these to your work environments.  Individually and collectively we can make a difference to individuals and health care.

What are things you do in your downtime?

Spending time with family.  Walking my dog.  Skiing. Biking, yoga, cooking.

Thank you Cynthia! If you would like to get in contact with Cynthia, you may contact her at cynthia.hammond@mohawkcollege.ca