Daina’s work as a Licensed Practical Nurse has included
experiences in assisted living, home support, complex care, and with clinical
simulation learning technology. At the heart of the health care experience is
the Health Care Assistant, and it is this program that Daina is most inspired
by. Working with the next generation of Health Care Assistants on the North
Shore is exciting as the opportunities in this field continue to grow.
“We want the Health Care Assistant students to feel connected
to their peers, their clients, and with the local and global communities.
Working in health care is challenging, rewarding, and life changing”.
Daina previously lived in Japan for five years as an
instructor of English for both children and adults. She is presently furthering
her nursing education through pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree and recently
received training in San Diego, California to become a Certified Dementia
Specialist. In her free time, she is a program facilitator at the
Heart and Stroke Foundation. She has also completed a Master of Education
degree in 21st Century Learning and Leadership through the
University of Prince Edward Island, and is working on other graduate work in
the fields of ESL and Adult Education.