Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Publications & Resources

March/April 2012

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life
Jean Anderson is an emergency nurse in the Town of Fergus. Brenda Dunkerley works in acute surgical care more than 500 kilometres away, in the heart of Ottawa.

They may work on opposite sides of the province, but geography isn’t the only thing that sets them apart. RNJ shadowed each of them on one shift to get a glimpse of just how different they are despite having the same job title. We watched as their interactions with patients and staff unfolded, and talked to them about the challenges that define a day in the life of a staff nurse…