Level 3 Representatives

Kathy Truong | Mohawk Site

Margaret Przybylowski | Conestoga Site

Caitlin Pickard | Conestoga Site
Vishnuka Sivapoologasundaram | McMaster Site

Why did you decide to join MUNSS?

Kathy: MUNSS offered a lot of leadership opportunities! I also wanted to to be apart the crew that represents the students and share their concerns while also providing back to them as well throughout the school year!

Margaret: I first joined MUNSS in second year to be actively involved in my community, by planning events and being closely connected with the nursing student body.

Caitlin: MUNSS is an amazing organization that allows me to meet other nursing students, give back to the nursing program, plan fun events and advocate for my fellow nursing students.

Vishnuka: MUNSS strives to support students success both in and outside of the classroom through listening to what the students want. I joined MUNSS because I wanted to advocate for my peers and ensure that their thoughts and ideas are heard. I’m excited to represent my class and to organize events in which we can become more connected.

What are some goals this year regarding your MUNSS role (i.e. plans, events, changes you want to make, etc.)?

-To advocate for fellow nursing students, plan amazing events to promote student unity and collaboration within all three sites.

-Hosting and planning the amazing annual Nursing Games to increase student engagement and represent McMaster University!

-To provide fellow nursing students with someone they can trust to represent the student body in an honest and confident manner!

-To ensure that all nursing students voices are heard and changes are made where they are most needed.

What advice do you have for your fellow nursing students?

Caitlin: This fantastic nursing program allows for amazing opportunities and learning experiences, but is definitely stressful at times. Take lots of study breaks and find friends to support you along your nursing student journey!

Kathy: Remember to take care of yourself physically, emotionally and mentally! Studying is important but so is relieving any stress you experience. As mentioned previously, having a supportive friends is just as important as studying to succeed in nursing school! Take care of yourself to care for others 🙂

Nursing school at McMaster changed my life. Both for the better and for the worse. However, there is not one second I have regretted! Remember to do everything you can to become efficient in time management and to not only plan time to study, but to also plan time for YOURSELF. As a male in nursing, it’s okay to feel a little isolated at first! There are so many people who want to be your friend, it just takes a conversation or two. Things get tough, but this too will pass. Believe in yourself and reach for your dream! If you don’t, who will?

A fun fact about yourself, or the craziest thing you’ve ever done!

Kathy: I went to Vietnam for a month this past summer!

Margaret: My coffee tends to match my mood. serious = black, happy = sweet and $$, upset = extra $$, lazy = tea.

Caitlin: Always have a coffee in hand!

Vishnuka: I am currently trying to learn Korean 🙂

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Contact the Level 3 Representatives at level3@munss.ca