Kayla Taylor always dreamt of becoming a nurse. She questioned the possibility of studying while raising a child. With the loving support of her partner and family, she made this possible.
Kayla’s program began in 2016. The same year her mother was diagnosed with cancer and she moved in with Kayla. Proud of her daughter studying nursing, her mother would always say “oh, this is my daughter, she is in nursing school.” Unfortunately, Kayla lost her mother on Feb. 19, 2017. School kept her busy and was a way to forget about the hard times in her life. She would be seen studying in the stands while taking her son to hockey games. “I thought the best way I could give back is to give it all I can, stick with it and just work hard, and I know that I’d make everyone proud,” said Kayla.
Kayla graduated with honors from Assiniboine Community College, Licensed Practical Nursing Program. She was presented with Assiniboine’s fifth annual “One to Watch” student achievement award for her exceptional achievements and significant contributions to her profession and the community.