Shona Panek

Instructor, Powell River


Shona graduated from Douglas College in 1986 and furthered her education via distance education. She graduated with her BSN from UVic in 1999. Throughout her career she has worked in the Emergency/Intensive Care Units, Ambulatory Unit, Oncology, and has taught people how to live with Diabetes. At present she works part-time as an operating room nurse. Throughout her career she has always enjoyed teaching both patients, families, and co-workers but felt something was missing. In 2002 she joined Vancouver Island University, and has taught the HS/RCA program on a part-time basis. Her joy in this area is to see the growth in the students she teaches, and then to be able to work with them in the health care field.