We had the good fortune of connecting with Melanie Jade Boulerice and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Melanie Jade, what do you want your legacy to be?
When I was in the beginning phases of creating Nomadic Nurse Agency, my main goal was, has always been, to be an accessible resource for health care services. In Quebec, we still have an issue for our citizens to access health care and I wanted to initiate the change that Quebec needs for our citizens. I want Nomadic Nurse Agency and being the pivot and resource for health to be my legacy. I want to be remembered for being the nurse who advocated for all.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When I went to nursing school, we were not taught to be in business but more about the art of caring and compassion. I was always intrigued in the business component but had a hard time understanding how to implement the nursing profession. The day I was able to make that connection and bring the vision together while helping people was my proud moment, and it was nowhere close to easy or short. It took a year of research, learning and networking before I had a concrete plan to execute my mission, The challenges were overcome with being open minded about the good and the bad. But with these challenges came mentorship and support, and I had to remember that I was a nurse before I became a business woman, and that means that I have to be open to having guidance and being mindful of who I get my guidance from. My business is very niche and is not very common in Quebec so one of my biggest challenges was to open up the view of privatized health care resources and find a mentor who would understand the services that I’m selling. Nurses are under valued on many levels and it came through during the pandemic. My brand and story is all about showing that nurses can’t do more than what we were taught and that we can be in business and other domains while helping people.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Montreal is a beautiful place for good food and night life! I would take my best friend to the Atwater Cocktail Club for the best drinks in town. We would eat at either Marcus in the Four Seasons or 212 to give the food and nightlife combo. I would grab coffee at Crew & Collective cafe, with breakfast at L’Avenue. I will take them to my secret location to see the best view of the city. Have High Tea at the Ritz Carlton or Roselys because you can’t be in Montreal and have not High Tea. And last but not least, I would definitely take my friend to a spa such as Strom spa or Spa Forena. there are so many exciting places to see and do! I’m sure that there is so much more to do that I can’t think of right now.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family & friends for always supporting me

Website: www.nomadicnurseagency.com

Instagram: @nursemelaniejadeb

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-boulerice/

Twitter: @nomadicnurseinc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nomadicnurseagency

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