A Nurse's Journey
Welcome to our first digital edition of The Pulse—the new magazine from the SRNA. While we initially hoped to send out this edition in a hardcopy format, we have adapted and will be using this digital space to share these important stories. As 2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, we will publish a new article every three weeks until the end of the year to commemorate this celebration!
Leah is a nine-year-old in grade three, if you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, without skipping a beat, she will reply, “I want to become a nurse!” Gartner’s choice is not solely based on her caring demeanor but from spending the majority of her last few years in the hospital.
From an early age, Shelby Luchsinger knew she would pursue a career that enabled her to empower others to overcome the inevitable barriers presented by life. Now, close to the end of her studies, she shared her takeaways from her experience in the nursing program and lessons learned for aspiring students.
Being in the first few years of one’s nursing career, a new nurse has a lot to learn and a lot to teach. Out of school and ready to take on the profession, Mesel Teklemariam shares his insights on his first few months of being an RN.
Valerie McLeod has been a practicing registered nurse since 2006. Having practiced in many different domains, she reflects on her ability to continuously expand her nursing skills to provide traditional care for her family and community.
Carrie Garpidy always had an interest in health and healing, so when she entered the nursing profession 26 years ago, she knew she had found her calling. With nearly two decades of experience, she shared her biggest takeaways from working in this ever-changing profession.