A Nurse's Journey

Inspired by caregivers, we take a generational walk through the stories, the people and the impact registered nursing has on the lives of Saskatchewan residents.

RNs devote their lives to caring, so 2020 is devoted to nurses. The World Health Organization has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, and to celebrate this monumental year, the SRNA is celebrating Saskatchewan RNs through the journey to nursing and through their career—from the small child who wants to be an RN to the retired RN reflecting on an eventful career.

In light of what’s happening in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to recognize the life-changing work nurses do, the risks they take to save those most vulnerable, and the moments they miss in the lives of their own families to comfort and care for other’s families. We need to take care of the people who take care of the people. Moving into this important year, we encourage nurses to share their stories, communicate the realities of being a nurse, talk about the pressures and challenges they face, and tell the world about the triumphs they witness each day.

Being an RN can mean sleepless nights and monitoring vital signs. Being an RN can mean researching the newest trends in patient care. Being an RN can mean scheduling and budgeting. Whatever the title, RNs play a vital role in the health care system. They are often the first and only point of care in our communities, especially in rural and remote areas. RNs are clinicians, professionals, communicators, collaborators, coordinators, leaders, advocates, educators and scholars. RNs are the heart of our health care system. This beloved profession offers endless possibilities and heart-touching moments to give back to humanity, and we are honoured to dedicate this inaugural issue of The Pulse in a digital format.

Whatever the title, RNs play a vital role in the health care system.

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