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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

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

Nurses Aren’t Just Clinicians, by Katherine Villegas, RN

During my four years in the Kwantlen BSN program, I have had placements in various clinical areas which have enabled me to work with different populations in multiple specialities. While these learning opportunities have been invaluable, until my final preceptorship, it never really occurred to me how necessary it was for nursing schools to offer learning opportunities outside of the clinical setting. In my final semester, I was given an… Read More »Nurses Aren’t Just Clinicians, by Katherine Villegas, RN

My Experience with SNAP: Political Engagement and Keeping Perspective, by Cedar McMechan BSN Student

As students, we are fed many different messages about nursing. Entering the profession, we’re told it is going to be hard and push our limits. We’re told that school will overwhelm us (but don’t forget self-care!). It’ll be a catalyst for transformation and growth. We’re told to persevere and that, in the end, the reward will out-weigh the struggle. As we learn more about the profession of nursing, our reasons… Read More »My Experience with SNAP: Political Engagement and Keeping Perspective, by Cedar McMechan BSN Student

Nursing Students Raise the Alarm on the Future of the Profession, by CNSA with Micah Thompson

Financial strains on health care, the mass exodus of retiring nurses and a high attrition rates of nursing graduates will continue to have serious implications on our healthcare system. As nursing students and future registered nurses (RNs), these current healthcare facts urged the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) to write a letter explaining why nurses are essential to the healthcare system and some of the current challenges both nursing students… Read More »Nursing Students Raise the Alarm on the Future of the Profession, by CNSA with Micah Thompson

Nursing Day at the Legislature: Reflections from an RN and a Nursing Student, by Lisa Constable, RN and Jennifer Kanai

Reflections of an RN As a Registered Nurse practicing for almost 30 years Nursing Day at the Legislature on May 13th 2015 was a personal and professional highlight of my career. I have always prided myself in being someone who steps beyond their own practice setting, diving into less familiar worlds. As a nurse interacting with patients/families for most of my career I have come face-to-face with issues associated with… Read More »Nursing Day at the Legislature: Reflections from an RN and a Nursing Student, by Lisa Constable, RN and Jennifer Kanai

Students Push for Renewed Health Accord, by Alexandra Martin, Ashley Schuhmann and Sherella Wyton

Recent history has shown that Canada needs a formal agreement between the federal, provincial and territorial governments around how health care services should be delivered.  Since 2004, we have had this agreement in the form of the 2004-2014 Health Accord: An Agreement on the Future of Health Care, a document which set out an action plan for healthcare and service delivery in Canada.  However, the existing Accord is set to… Read More »Students Push for Renewed Health Accord, by Alexandra Martin, Ashley Schuhmann and Sherella Wyton

Lessons from Guatemala: A Student Reflection on the Social Determinants of Health Following an International Practice Experience, by Daniel Leslie

Last April, 10 University of Victoria nursing students studying at Selkirk College departed the Kootenays for Guatemala on the 8th International Practice Experience.   This opportunity, which is available to students in their third year of the Nursing program, provides students with a hands-on opportunity to explore social justice issues, population and community health, primary health care, and the social determinants of health in developing countries. It was a trip I… Read More »Lessons from Guatemala: A Student Reflection on the Social Determinants of Health Following an International Practice Experience, by Daniel Leslie

Have you lost the plot? How we are writing the next chapter, by Callan Lansdowne, Leah Peters-Michaud & Trish Sanvido

On December 5th, 2012, student’s and nurses from the Comox Valley gathered together to discuss re-establishing a local ARNBC chapter. The meeting was full of enthusiasm and energy as members shared a sense of excitement to be reconnecting with each other and strengthening the professional presence of nursing in the region. The group was comprised of students, retired, and practicing nurses from a variety of agencies in the community. Many… Read More »Have you lost the plot? How we are writing the next chapter, by Callan Lansdowne, Leah Peters-Michaud & Trish Sanvido