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My Experiences and Recommendations for supporting IENs

My Experiences and Recommendations for supporting IENs by Laxmi Regmi Kaphle, RN Canada has been welcoming immigrants for centuries, and as a result, millions of people from around the globe get to live, work, and play in a diverse, inclusive and vibrant multicultural society, where the whole world can be experienced in one place. Canada also has a long history of attracting and recruiting internationally educated nurses (IENs). During the… Read More »My Experiences and Recommendations for supporting IENs

Standing Together in a Time of Uncertainty

Standing Together in a Time of Uncertainty by Tania Dick, RN, MN My first President’s update comes at a time when our province is in a great deal of turmoil, which makes sitting down to gather my thoughts, emotions, and reflections a struggle - my nursing self wants to constantly be doing something to help. As nurses we need to almost be a CTAS 1 before we’re still, which is… Read More »Standing Together in a Time of Uncertainty

Healthy Baby Feeding Initiative for Vulnerable Populations

Healthy Baby Feeding Initiative for Vulnerable Populations by Shauna Mc Goldrick and Viktorija Glambinskaite, BSN Students As nursing students with a passion for public health and health promotion, we were incredibly fortunate to work with Sheway during our public health promotion clinical placement at Vancouver Community College. Sheway is a Pregnancy Outreach Program located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver (DTES) that provides health and social service supports to pregnant… Read More »Healthy Baby Feeding Initiative for Vulnerable Populations

Innovation Series: The Nancy Chan Palliative Care Ambulatory Clinic

Innovation Series: The Nancy Chan Palliative Care Ambulatory Clinic by Ingrid See, RN A legacy. Something that will benefit patients and families who are living at home with a life limiting illness." These were the thoughts of Erica Chan, daughter of Nancy Chan, and a member of a prominent Vancouver family who has made significant donations throughout the city to support arts, healthcare, and education. When Erica approached the Vancouver… Read More »Innovation Series: The Nancy Chan Palliative Care Ambulatory Clinic

The Opioid Crisis Can’t Be Just a Headline for the Nursing Profession

Please note, this post originally appeared on the ARNBC Blog in December 2016. It is shared with permission.  The Opioid Crisis Can't Be Just a Headline for the Nursing Profession by Zak Matieschyn, BSN, MN, RN, NP(Family) I've had some great experiences during my year and a half as ARNBC president, but one will stand out for me long after my presidency ends. This week, I and a group of… Read More »The Opioid Crisis Can’t Be Just a Headline for the Nursing Profession

Innovation Series: The Growing Role of Transfusion Nurses

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Innovation Series: The Growing Role of Transfusion Nurses by Clare O’Reilly, RN, RSCN Nursing practice has become more and more complex. Some roles have been more established, and some continue to develop. If you asked a group of nurses about the type of specialties they work in, you would likely hear about the ones that nurses have traditionally practiced in –emergency care, intensive care, maternity, pediatrics, med/surg, and the list… Read More »Innovation Series: The Growing Role of Transfusion Nurses

Breaking Down Healthcare Barriers for Transgender British Columbians

Breaking Down Healthcare Barriers for Transgender British Columbians by Zak Matieschyn, BSN, MN, RN, NP(Family) I am always amazed, and a bit shocked, when I think about how much the world has changed in the 20 years since I began my nursing career as a student at the University of Victoria. We were still in the early days of the Internet back then, and had no idea that two decades… Read More »Breaking Down Healthcare Barriers for Transgender British Columbians

Innovation Series: Advancing Foot Care Nursing in B.C. One Step at a Time, by Sandra Tetrault, RN

When Judy, a registered nurse, moved to B.C. in the late 1990’s, she arrived having taken a foot care course from a Podiatrist in Ontario. In fact, she had been practicing in Ontario as a foot care nurse for 10 years before moving to B.C. On her arrival to register with what was then the RNABC, they told her they had never heard of a foot care nurse working for… Read More »Innovation Series: Advancing Foot Care Nursing in B.C. One Step at a Time, by Sandra Tetrault, RN

Innovation Series: Developing Education and Practice Support for Skin and Wound Care in Home and Community Care, by Kerstin Lewis, RN

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There are around 800 clinicians in home and community care, of which approximately 550 are RNs and LPNs across the 14 health units in Island Health. Nurses practicing in home and community care are skilled professionals with a wide knowledge base. They care for some of the most complex and diverse patients such as those living with developmental disabilities, individuals with interventional type needs, and those requiring palliative care. While… Read More »Innovation Series: Developing Education and Practice Support for Skin and Wound Care in Home and Community Care, by Kerstin Lewis, RN