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HCA Instructors

MYRALENE BALUSDAN

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT(HCA)

Myralene achieved her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the Philippines before migrating to Canada. She began her career here working as an HCA, then LPN, and ultimately graduated as a RN from The University of Kwantlen with a Distinction Award. Throughout the years she has gained experience in many different care settings including Long-Term Care and Pediatric Home Support.

She joined the Drake Medox College family to share her passion for providing care through a holistic and client-centered approach. She believes that through effective training and mentorship she can empower her students to become competent and confident Health Care Assistants.

One of Myralene’s favorite quotes as it relates to her personal mission as an instructor is Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. -Aristotle

Success Story

Program: ESL / HCA Drake Medox College helped me to achieve my main goal – to become a Healthcare Assistant. They helped me also to become more confident in aspects of speaking and understanding. The ESL-HCA Program at Drake Medox College is the best study program I’ve been to. My Instructors were very supportive. My first impression of the ESL Program was “same old basic English again,” but I was wrong. I thought I didn’t need it because I can speak English. The ESL classes helped me to know how to pronounce properly, use proper grammar and even to create a formal paragraph. The important thing that the ESL Program did for me is to boost my confidence and to mold me into “a chocolate diamond” as Ate Myrine always says. The ESL-HCA Program is worth it and I enjoyed every class I attended. In several months I developed as an open-minded person, a knowledgeable student, a passionate Healthcare practitioner and a fluent user of the English language. As I move toward my new career, the ESL Program contributed a big part to my future work because I have learned how to be a good listener, a good reader and a good communicator. Indeed, I have become “ a diamond.” I am very thankful to Drake Medox College and my supportive Instructors for helping me along the way!

~ Jeanne Parilla ESL - HCA