My story is a story of receiving unconditional love from my nursing students.
With so much going against immigrants, I wanted to share this story that blessed an immigrant like me.
I teach nursing here in the US.
I am from India, I just started working as nursing faculty in a community college in Indiana in July 2016.As I started teaching, I was fearful that my students won’t understand me as my accent was different. I thought I would never be accepted.
My thoughts were completely wrong!
Each day they encouraged me to get better. They never condemned me.
As weeks past by, my students came up with an idea to encourage this foreign teacher of theirs.They gave me a prize for getting better with my pronunciation.
I was given a packet of Skittles. This truly moved my heart.
I am so thankful for my students, it’s not that I teach them nursing, instead they teach me life.
I am blessed to be a teacher to this hard working group of nursing students who work so hard to strive to be wonderful future nurses.
I just wanted to encourage anyone feeling low.
PS: I have attached the picture of my student giving me the prize (bag of skittles).
Submitter Name: Grace Varghese
ED Note: Congratulations on your fine vocation teaching and encouraging nurses Grace! They are fortunate to have you as a teacher and you remind us of how students teach teachers too! Thank you for your lovely story of warmth, support and acceptance. Love in action. Kindest regards, Lynne