Madison Lovsin: Careful Opportunities
Thursday, June 29th, 2023
NWP Instructor Madison Lovsin
It was in the eleventh grade that Madison Lovsin knew that she wanted to pursue a career in health care. A family member had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and along with other members of her family, Lovsin assisted with their care.
“I realized that providing this type of care is something I for sure wanted to do,” said Lovsin. “It was a pivotal time that guided me in the direction of nursing as a career.”
Lovsin grew up in the Spruce Grove area and attended Grant MacEwan University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It was during her first year of nursing school that Lovsin had her first daughter. This experience taught her quite quickly how to juggle responsibilities and study efficiently.
Four years ago, Lovsin moved to Fairview with her young family and secured a nursing job at the Fairview hospital. Not long after they joined the community, Lovsin would commute to Cadotte Lake to orientate new nurses for public health.
“Orientating new nurses was something I really enjoyed doing. It got me thinking that teaching would be worth pursuing one day,” Lovsin said. “When a job opportunity came up at NWP to teach the Health Care Aide program, I jumped on it right away.”
Lovsin is now the instructor of the Health Care Aide (HCA) program at NWP’s Fairview campus and looks forward to watching the program flourish. NWP’s Fairview campus has been steadily expanding its health care education options. Aspiring carers can now choose to pursue a year-long HCA certificate or a two-year Licensed Practical Nursing diploma. Both programs lead to rewarding and in-demand career options.
One thing that stands out to her about teaching in a rural setting is being able to create lasting relationships with her students and watching them thrive.
“Making those connections with the students and then seeing them grow, because we're in a small community, it’s easier.”
Lovsin also appreciates the challenges that can come with having various responsibilities and a busy schedule. She hopes to share her tips and tricks with her students to help them balance their school and home lives.
While going to university, Lovsin said she doesn’t ever really remember having one on one conversations with her instructors and is excited that as an instructor at NWP she is able to develop those connections with her students. Teaching at NWP allows her to follow her students’ journey all the way from beginning to end.
“It's so exciting to really get to know my students at NWP,” said Lovsin. “I'm with them right from the beginning of class theory to the end of clinical. At a bigger institution, you don’t get the same experience and relationships.”
Ready to pursue a career in the health care industry while gaining meaningful mentorship? Visit NWP.me/Health to learn more.