We Are IH: Kamloops nursing manager inspired to help people heal

May 26, 2022

Name: Nicole Walby (she/her/hers) 
Job Title: Manager, Clinical Operations
Years of Service: 1
Worksite: Royal Inland Hospital
Community: Kamloops
Ancestral Territory: Secwepemc
Advice to live by: “Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” - Minor Myers Jr.

Nicole has deep roots in nursing. Her favourite part of being a nurse is when she’s present when a patient who has had challenging medical needs gets to go home – watching a client and their family leave knowing that she’s participated in meeting their treatment priorities.

“I am inspired by the people that I work with. My cup is filled by seeing patients and families improve their health status through perseverance and education; watching new staff grow and develop; and seasoned staff advocate for best practice.”

One of the projects Nicole most enjoyed being part of was working with the porter team to create support for the units. She appreciated how the group found it empowering to see the huge impact they made by taking on some non-nursing duties, and spending time with patients and clients that are lonely or confused.

“I am frequently amazed at the level of compassion, dedication and enthusiasm shown by the people I am fortunate to work with.”

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