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Jennie McNichols

Lecturer, Clinical Faculty


Department of Nursing

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Professor McNichols continues to create safe spaces for students to open up in by truly understanding students' situations and difficulties. She has advocated more than once for me and my mental health, and allowed me to feel supported by a faculty member for my first time at Queen's. She is someone who will treat any issue or problem you have with such compassion and understanding your jaw will drop. She will make you feel validated in your concerns and feelings, and work with you to find a plan regarding how to move forward.

Anonymous Student

In my life mental health means thriving in all of life’s domains. To me, mental health exists on a continuum and it means celebrating the successes and working through those opportunities for improvement. Mental health means always finding out personal balance that allows us to thrive.

Our recent global pandemic has challenged this cohort of students to address barriers that have not previously existed. My passion is collaborating with students to empower them to feel supported but to also help them take control of their own mental health and discover the resources to do this. I believe it is important to assist with the discovery of foundational concepts for personal mental health and wellness. This also exists on a continuum that is personalized to each student. Some students need a smile on a bad day, and some need an active listener who they can trust to tell them it’s time to seek support. I think it is a privilege to be able to provide mentorship to students and work towards bettering myself as an educator in enhancing student mental health.

--- Jennie McNichols