Lucile Lane was one of 44 West Coast University-Ontario students who celebrated the next step in their careers at their cohort Nursing Pinning Ceremony in August. Lane was the elected cohort speaker at the event where she shared her knowledge and experience with her colleagues and encouraged them to pursue their dreams with passion and hard work.
Recent graduate Lucile Lane with her daughter, Jacqueline (Lane) Goins, also a registered nurse and WCU-Ontario graduate.
“My daughter graduated from West Coast University about two years ago and had a great experience and after I looked into other schools, I decided West Coast was the best for me also,” Lane said. “It’s very fast-paced so you have to be committed, stay focused and dedicate your time, but my instructors were so encouraging and I had a great experience.”
Lane has been a Licensed Vocational Nurse for 30 years and it was her co-workers and daughter who planted the seed that she should further her education and take the next step to achieve her BSN.
“Most of my co-workers are RNs with their bachelor’s of nursing degree and once my children were grown and pursuing their careers, I felt a fire light inside of me to go back and get my BSN as well,” Lane added. “I always told my kids that education is so important and I’m really glad I went back and got my BSN.”
Lane graduated from the LVN to BSN program at West Coast University-Ontario and passed her nursing license exam shortly thereafter. She’s excited for the next step in her career and already submitted the paperwork at her job to reflect her new status as an RN.
“You have to go into nursing for the right reasons. It’s hard work mentally, physically and emotionally,” Lane said. “I like to serve and help people and the joy I get from patients after I help them is what makes it all worth it.”