Testimonials for Melanie Cates

Before the BSCN degree Nursing program existed, taking my diploma in nursing at Confederation College allowed me to study locally and get experience at local hospitals where I was to be employed. I have furthered my education in Nursing and currently hold a Masters of Science in Nursing

Why I Chose Confederation

Affordable to take my education close to home and have the support of family

My Fondest Memory

Made life-long friends and got excellent education and skills

My Job Responsibilities

I currently work as a clinical nurse specialist for Emergency Services. I train new staff in emergency and assist them with the transition to independent practice.

My Advice to Others

Career paths are an individual journey and you can accomplish the goals you set for yourself with perservence and flexibility

My Perception of Qualifications Most Sought After By Employers

Masters degree

My Impression of Current Job Market Conditions

There is a global shortage of nurses. Locally the job market is a bit more saturated, but as more nurses retire there will be new opportunities.

Melanie Cates

Graduation Year:
Job Title:
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)