PENG Wenting, RN, B.S.N.

Question 1. What has been an unforgettable experience during your time at the School of Nursing?

When I was a little kid, I was treated at the hospital for a serious injury. I remember I was very scared and lonely. There was a nurse who made me feel better though I forget her name. She was very patient and funny. Besides, she usually encouraged me, which had a big impact on my life. From then on, I knew I wanted to become a nurse just like her. Nursing made me a sympathetic and kind person and I’m pretty sure nursing is the correct choice for me.  

Question 2. What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to apply for a Ph.D. program in aging care. I hope to have an opportunity to continue my research in nursing science. During my bachelor's study, I got an opportunity to join a summer vacation program at the Nursing of School of the University of British Columbia in Canada. The trip allowed me to develop an interest in nursing research. Therefore, my long-term goal is to become a nursing researcher and teacher as I enjoy the research process. Developing a research question and looking for evidence or approaches to solving it, which is really challenging and interesting.

Question 3. Has COVID-19 impacted your decision to go into nursing?

The medical staff has received more respect during the COVID-19, despite the epidemic having a huge negative impact on our life. At the beginning of COVID-19, all people were scared of the unknown virus. However, many nurses acted like superheroes. They were so brave and worked overloaded, which motivated me a lot. I want to be a useful person and contribute to society. I feel so proud and grateful for being a nurse.