"Fidelia is a nursing superstar and a role model for me. She has seemingly boundless energy, curiosity, and a passion for learning. You can always count on Fidelia to ask engaging questions and provide thoughtful insights in class, and she was so supportive of me when we were in clinical together. In addition to her studies, Fidelia also works at Holland-Bloorview AND is raising a young child at home! Somehow she manages to juggle everything and still attend classes and clinicals with one of the most positive attitudes I have seen of anyone in this program. Fidelia is long overdue for recognition as Nursing Student of the Month!"
"Fidelia is easily one of the smartest people I have ever met in my life! The passion for learning that she brings to our classroom and clinical settings is unique, yet infectious. She works so hard and she is a true testament to the strength of parents in this program who balance so much and still manage to excel academically and clinically. On a personal level, what I appreciate most about Fidelia, is how willing and open she is to see disparate viewpoints on the same situations. She openly offers her ethical and moral take on clinical situations and class content yet remains open to the plurality of viewpoints on so many things. Because she can hold this type of space, she is bound to be an excellent clinician, and passionate advocate in partnership with patients. I am so happy to call her a colleague and friend. <3"
Learn more about Fidelia!
Q. Why did you choose nursing?
I chose nursing because I wanted a second career and a new beginning. It was a difficult decision to return to school as a new mum raising my 13 months old daughter. However, choosing nursing is probably the best decision I have made in my academic life. Nursing allows you to bear witness to people's suffering in a way that allows you to support and guide them through difficult times. It's the most personal profession and for me, it is a calling.
Q: Tell us a Fun Fact about yourself!
I use to be a pageant coordinator and dance choreographer !