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Policy & Advocacy: Health Awareness / Nursing Leadership

Global Handwashing Day: October 15, 2019

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. Handwashing, for most of us, is something we take for granted, forget, or pay attention to only at work or while preparing food. We have enough clean warm water, cleansers to carry out the most efficient types of handwashing in health care environments, allowing us to prevent the spread of infection. However, in many parts of the world, clean water and soap are not available to complete this simple yet significant task. Global Handwashing Day brings attention to the worldwide efforts to ensure clean running water and soap is a priority to reduce the spread of disease.

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What do you love most about nursing?

Every day is a new challenge and you don’t know what you’re going to see on any given shift. I also love that you are truly there to help people who are in need. I also really have enjoyed working with the nursing team at the hospital where I was enrolled in a clinical setting. They wanted us to thrive and they were there to support us.
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What is your biggest wish for Nursing in BC?

I hope to see more opportunity for young nurses in specialty areas. I also would like to see if BC can start to have Certified Nurse Anaesthetists.
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Where do you see nursing in five years?

I see a lot more technology being integrated into nursing to help nurses with their patients, as well as more male nurses in the industry. I hope to see less violence towards nurses in all departments as well.
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What was your best day in nursing?

My best day in nursing so far has been in the Emergency Department where I was able to work alongside one of my preceptors. I felt I had a real chance to see what really happens in the ED. I have always wanted to be an ER nurse, and this day really solidified that goal for me.
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Because of nursing, I get to...

I get to see people that need help and I can touch their life in a very special way by helping to develop a plan. I will be forever grateful for the resources that we have in our hospitals to aid in my schooling.
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In what area do you work?

I work in the community supporting children with complex medical needs
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What do you like most about where you work?

This is an amazing job, I get to hold and snuggle babies! It is such a privilege to work with children and their parents. Watching the children get healthier and stronger every day is a wonderful privilege and I’m proud to be part of this.
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What do you love most about nursing?

I love how I can make a small difference in a family’s life, by caring for their children. My passion is with toddlers, by helping them grow, develop and get stronger. Nursing is such a diverse career, with so many amazing avenues we can explore.
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What do you do to relax on your days off?

I enjoy puttering in my garden, camping, kayaking, long walks, traveling to hot destinations and playing with my grandchildren.