2015 GNSS Social Director Candidate Kayleigh Faulkner Dear Fellow Graduate Nursing Students, My name is Kayleigh Faulkner and I am a MN- Clinical stream student. I am excited to be running in the current election for the position of the GNSS Social Director. The following paragraphs will outline my background, experience, and state why I believe I am an ideal candidate for your next Social Director. I graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, where I was a member of the nursing student union and played on a number of University intermural sports teams. I started my career as a RN on the East Coast and became involved on the unit by joining the ‘party planning committee’ to celebrate successes and support our team. These experiences provided me with a sound appreciation for the benefits of social events, activities and organizations for nurses and nursing students! In 2009 I continued my career at St. Michael’s Hospital within the Trauma and Neurosurgery Program. As an active member on a few committees including the Unit-Based Council, I have participated in organizing and facilitating many social, team-oriented events such as a canoe trip to Algonquin, the annual program Christmas Party, staff appreciation and recognition events, and educational ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions. I have also had the opportunity of being a Clinical Instructor and a Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Nursing students here at U of T. Based upon my experience and passion for enhancing nursing knowledge, networking and educational satisfaction through social means, I believe I am an ideal candidate for the position of Social Director. If elected, I plan to organize, promote and facilitate orientation events, social activities, networking opportunities, and fundraisers that enrich the Graduate Nursing students’ experience here at U of T.
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