Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Gupta  on the challenges of coming to Canada and using her education as a nurse

With an aging nursing workforce and a limited supply of new nursing graduates, Canada is facing a projected shortage of nurses in upcoming years. Forecasters estimate that by 2022, an additional 60,000 nurses will be required to meet the country's health-care needs. To address this shortage, it...

Dolkar on the struggles of being a health professional postpartum depression

The birth of a baby is an exciting time for a family, and most parents love having a new bundle of joy.

By the time my son arrived in December 2017, I already had three kids. I was a registered nurse who had experience in maternal and child health. I was strong. Everyone – including...

Connie Wood

I love listening to and sharing stories about leadership. Do you ever wonder if you are an effective leader? With that question in mind, I decided to make developing my leadership skills a learning goal.

I am a registered nurse, and have been for more than 40 years. These years of...

Stacey Brown

For many nurses, working night shifts will be a challenging reality at some point in their career.

Fighting against your body's natural rhythms to stay awake during the wee hours of the morning can take its toll, but there are steps you can take to keep your body and mind healthy during...

Bonnie Kearns

My tent in the mountainous Muzaffarabad region of Pakistan held 20 female patients. Each had family members that sat with them, and if they had young children, the kids slept beside them or under their bed.

It was 2005, and I was working in a field hospital with the International...

Travelling

People count on nurses to care for them during the most difficult times in their lives. But if you're lucky enough to be friends with a nurse, you'll know they are also great to have around during the fun times.

With a diverse set of skills and an intrepid spirit, here are some reason why...

Rhonda Seidman-Carlson

I was really looking forward to retirement. I was excited to live with no particular time clock and to explore new adventures.

I planned my retirement carefully, and let my coworkers know more than six months before my final day on the job. By giving so much notice, I felt it would give...

Marilou Gagnon

It all started in November 2016. After years of advocating for harm reduction as expert advisor for the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care and running the Coalition of Nurses for Supervised Injection Services, I found myself in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood...

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It has been a long shift. All day, you've been working hard to improve the health of patients, clients and the public at large.

You're tired and weary, but you also feel energized about making a difference. Where do you go to talk it over with your nursing colleagues?

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