To most Canadian nursing educators, the NCLEX is about as welcome in Canada as Donald Trump. I am not alone in being royally PO'd that the provincial nursing regulatory bodies decided to nix the Canadian Registered Nurses' Exam (commonly known as the CRNE)to replace it with the NCLEX in 2015. In case you're not in nursing or you … Continue reading Perplexed by the NCLEX in Canada
First let me say that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) play a valuable role in our health care system. As nurses with clinical expertise from years of experience working with patients and advanced educational training, NPs have a lot to offer patients, healthcare teams, and organizations. NPs are awesome and job opportunities for nurses in this role … Continue reading So you want to be a Nurse Practitioner?
Increasingly, employees are asked to do more with less. Arguably, this is the goal of Capitalism: to squeeze out as much work as possible for the least amount of money in order to maximize economic growth. I don't think that this is a particularly helpful way to approach healthcare, as I believe that it is … Continue reading Relationship-building in a Task-Focused World
On June 20th, 2013, my supervisor, Dr. Heather Laschinger, hosted a wonderful research colloquium with invited researchers from around the world who all have a special interest in gaining a better understanding of the challenges facing new grads during their transition from student to professional nurse. I feel so fortunate to have been invited! It was … Continue reading International New Graduate Nurse Research Colloquium
The most recent issue of Canadian Nurse contains an article about the sad state of nurses’ health but I don’t think it provided the whole picture. Although I am a nurse, my background is in exercise science and personal training so I have a few things I’d like to add. 1. Most nurses are middle-aged … Continue reading Are nurses too fat?
Choosing your supervisor is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a graduate student. Personally, I have been very fortunate with regards to supervisors. I have worked with excellent scholars who have been supportive and kind, yet pushed and challenged me to learn and improve.As a graduate student, the importance of … Continue reading How to Choose a Supervisor
I just arrived home from the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) conference in Indianapolis about creating healthy work environments. It was a full day of driving there and back from Ontario but well worth the journey! Everyone I met was so positive and inspiring - I wish we could spread this positive energy to … Continue reading STTI Conference Reflections