22 Years after Annette Haugen left school, she began preparing to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. Annette is currently enrolled in the Great Plains College Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science Nursing program. Being a mother at a young age, Annette always desired to be helpful and care for others. Early on she worked in the hospitality and service industries, believing one day she could contribute in a more meaningful way that would lead to better job satisfaction. In 2005 Annette obtained her Medical Office Assistant Diploma and became a medical transcriptionist in a specialist’s clinic. She enjoyed her position there, but was still looking to do more for the medical community. So in 2011 Annette obtained her GED and completed the pre-requisites needed to apply to nursing. For the past three years she has been employed as a Care Aide in a retirement home. Being a part of the healthcare system ignited a long time dream to become a Registered Nurse. Setting an example for her daughter, who is in her fourth year of University, Annette believes that it is never too late to follow your dreams. In pursuing her goals through hard work and determination Annette hopes to one day become an exceptional caregiver.