We Are IH: Salmon Arm nursing unit assistant finds job rewarding

February 2, 2023
Left to right: Jacqueline’s husband Erwin, Jacqueline, Jacqueline’s son Christopher and Christopher’s wife.

Name: Jacqueline Stewart (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Nursing unit assistant
Years of Service: 10
Worksite: Shuswap Lake General Hospital
Community: Salmon Arm
Ancestral TerritorySecwépemc Nation
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: I was born ready!

Jacqueline Stewart was born in Kamloops at Royal Inland Hospital and moved to North Vancouver when she was eight. A happy-go-lucky person who is always ready for adventure, she set off for California with a girlfriend in their Volkswagen van the day after Jacqueline’s 21st birthday. They lived in beautiful Santa Barbara for three years before Jacqueline returned to North Vancouver, where she raised her two children. 

Eleven years ago, Jacqueline decided to go back to school and start a new career. She chose to go into the medical field and earned her nursing unit course certificate. She’s now been working at Shuswap Lake Hospital for 10 years.

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