Category Archive: leadership

Apr 21

Election update 2: Meeting my WR candidate

I was able to meet with my local Wildrose candidate on Friday, April 20th, and spent about 30 minutes with him discussing topics of concern to this Registered Nurse. I asked him about the implications of his party’s stand on dismantling Alberta Health Services, and what he thought that might accomplish. He admitted that he …

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Apr 15

Election update 1: meeting my candidates

So, today I met with my local candidates in the Progressive Conservative and New Democratic parties. I’d like to bring you up to speed on what I learned. My focus in each meeting was to share some information from a registered nursing perspective, and leave them with a question to ponder. I learned: Politicians are people …

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Mar 11

So many ways to NOT engage.

We’ve never had so many ways to connect. We can skype, text, facebook, blog, facetime, Googletalk, tweet, link-in, webchat, and yes email (although some days I think it’s the scourge of the modern world), and probably another 10 ways that I haven’t heard of to talk to each other about things that matter to us. Great, right!? Sure. My question …

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Aug 27

Doing, knowing and being a Registered Nurse.

In my classroom we often discuss and debate nursing as a way of being, a way of doing and a way of knowing. Over the years, I have had a number of students tell me “I think nursing is just what I do, not who I am”.  That is a statement that I might have …

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Jul 01

Happy Canada Day!

I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to all Canadian RNs than the bestowing of a tremendous honour on a deserving RN. I hope many of you have already heard this exciting news. Dr. Jeanne Besner, former CARNA President, former Chair of the Health Council of Canada and all around force of nature—has been …

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