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Rahul Girijappan

Registered Nurse | Gander, NL

I choose to live and work in central Newfoundland and Labrador primarily because of the people. When I began my career here about 12 years ago, colleagues welcomed and supported me and helped me transition from living in Kerala.

It's difficult for me to point out a single reason why I wanted to be a registered nurse. There's a constant challenge due to the dynamic nature of the role. I'm always looking to grow through continuous learning and to advance by my field. This profession allows me to reach well beyond my potential while ensuring that our patients get the best care possible when they need it.

I will never regret that I made the move to Newfoundland and Labrador. I live here with my wife, who is also a registered nurse, currently working as the interim nursing supervisor for the new long-term care in Grand Falls-Windsor, and two children, and they love it just as much as I do. A safe environment surrounds us here, with recreational activities year-round for us to bring forward our growing family. The people's warm, friendly and welcoming nature truly made us stay and grow.

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