Patrick Ocampo, CARE Centre Member IEN from the Philippines

Patrick Ocampo

CARE Centre helped me a lot in terms of guidance, support and most of all building up my confidence as an IEN here in Canada. When I was not yet a member of CARE I felt very alone in chasing my nursing career. I was so confused where to go or whom to ask since I was new to the environment. Fortunately, when I joined CARE all my questions were answered. My case manager encouraged me to participate in programs like Observational Job Shadowing to gain experience, update my nursing knowledge and make my résumé more interesting. These experiences let me say to myself “I can do this!” While waiting for job interviews, I did mock interviews with CARE to prepare myself for a real job interview and again it helped me a lot by knowing how to answer frequently asked questions in a nursing job interview.