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Mental Health is for all, including you, the Caregiver

I recently attended a 5 day workshop with Alberta Health Services called Clinical Foundations. One of the topics that the workshop covered was "Care for the Clinician". This one really struck me in the heart strings. You know when you get goosebumps when you hear something profound, or something just moves you... During this workshop, … Continue reading Mental Health is for all, including you, the Caregiver

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Passion does not equal Incompetence

My last post had a lot of responses! Mostly positive responses which is great to see, and it also caused a lot of conversations. I did have some negative responses too, which is expected. I want to start off with that I really wish there was only one type of nurse. One body, all members … Continue reading Passion does not equal Incompetence

What’s the difference between an LPN & an RN?….And a little bit of why I’m a mad LPN.

Oh the famous question. What is the difference between an LPN and an RN? It seems like a loaded question, but its really not. At least not in Alberta. And we need to just focus on our province of Alberta right now, cause thats where I live, and well thats sort of part of the … Continue reading What’s the difference between an LPN & an RN?….And a little bit of why I’m a mad LPN.

Canadian Nurses Play Poker on Breaks

Winner takes stable patients, loser gets to float on Medicine! I'm just kidding! Apparently Senator Walsh would beg to differ... When I heard about Senator Walsh's comments; I wanted to know what brought on her talk about nurses. After doing some light reading I discovered from Forbes.com that... "Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh said the … Continue reading Canadian Nurses Play Poker on Breaks

For the Baby Nurses (cause I’m NOT a baby anymore) 6 Things I’ve Learned.

For all the baby nurses out there. The ones who are just beginning their new adventure in life sitting in the classroom wondering what the heck they just got themselves into. To the ones who are halfway done school and just eager to finish, and to the ones who are finished school and waiting for … Continue reading For the Baby Nurses (cause I’m NOT a baby anymore) 6 Things I’ve Learned.

10 Things to Do When You’ve Claimed That You Have Nothing to Do.

It was 2240hrs, (1040 pm for all you non-shift workers) and I exclaimed to my Mother, "I need a hobby!!!". She giggled at me. My 57 year old mother, giggled at me. I said, "What? Whats so funny." She said to me, smiling, "You had those beads...but, you just quit everything you start." Oh that … Continue reading 10 Things to Do When You’ve Claimed That You Have Nothing to Do.