Oladayo Okunola

Critical Care RN and thoughtful caregiver

In 2001, Oladayo came to Canada from Nigeria, graduating with his BScN in 2004. Since 2007, he has been working with Carecor across the GTA.

“When I was working at a downtown Toronto hospital finishing my critical care program, a lot of my friends were doing agency work. They recommended Carecor and I’ve been here since.”

At first, Oladayo planned to become a veterinarian, but found his way to nursing instead. “I really enjoy what I do. It’s a very rewarding profession. There’s something about patient care, about being able to make a difference.”

“In nursing, there are so many things you can do. You may not be good at all of them, but you can try so many things. I work in critical care because it gives me the chance to focus on one patient at a time, to have a chance to make a tough experience better.”

 Working with Carecor has given Oladayo the opportunity to choose his own schedule and balance the intensity of his patient relationships with his life outside of work.

“Nursing goes beyond education and training. There is a relationship. What I would say is, people should just be themselves. I think over the years the profession may change your personality, the way you feel things or start to understand other people. You need a lot of patience and dedication, and for that, you will have a positive feeling in your heart.”