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What Is A Nurse

What Is A Nurse
By
Mary Lyon RN, CON(C), CHPCN(C)
Specialized Oncology Nurse
Stronach Regional Cancer Centre
at Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket, Ontario
905-895-4521

What is a Nurse

I sit beside you at the bedside, your eyes are closed
your hands are still and cool to touch.
I watch you breathe slow shallow breaths with moments of
pause
My breath stops with each pause of yours

My life, whatever I have is separate from yours
You have your family and I have mine.

But we are connected you and I in this moment of time
We have this light around us that helps you move into your next
experience.

You are part of why I am a nurse.  I have become who I am because of
such experiences.

I reflect on the past
moments of joy; elation; sadness; success; security; insecurity; happiness; hope.

Chapter Event – Manitoba Oncology Nursing Day Celebration

On April 2, the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology – Manitoba Chapter (CANO-MB) together with Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg celebrated the 10th Annual Oncology Nurses Day at a reception on the HSC campus.

Manitoba Minister of Health, Theresa Oswald, delivered the official proclamation to oncology nurses across Manitoba.

MANIOTBA Chapter – OND Celebration
From left to right: Barb Ammeter (CANOMB – Treasurer), Minister of Health Honourable Theresa Oswald, Michelle Rosentreter (President CANO MB), Darlene Grantham (Vice President, CANO MB)

CANO MB Continuing Education Award Winners – Shellie Anderson, Rose Wolshyn, Awards Chairperson, and Patricia Benjaminson.
The scholarships are for $1000 each and encourage oncology nurses in Manitoba to pursue education in conferences, or workshops that will enhance their oncology practice.

Shellie Anderson (left) Rose Wolshyn, Awards Chairperson, and Patricia Benjaminson (right)

CANO MB Chapter Executive showing off the OND cake!

CANO MB Chapter Executive

BC Oncology Nursing Day Award

On April 2nd, BCONG and the BC Cancer Agency professional nursing department hosted an evening supper and speakers event, celebrating the 10th Oncology Nurses Day: Inspiring Change.

As BC Minister of Health – Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid – was attending; Tracy Truant, RN, MSN was awarded with the Oncology Nurses Day Award.

OND Award Tracy Truant with BC Health Minister, Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid

Province of Manitoba – Proclamation

On April 2nd, the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology: Manitoba Chapter (CANO-MB) together with Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg celebrated the 10th Annual Oncology Nurses Day at a reception on the HSC campus.
Manitoba Minister of Health, Theresa Oswald, delivered the official proclamation to oncology nurses across Manitoba.

From left to right: Barb Ammeter (CANOMB – Treasurer), Minister of Health Honourable Theresa Oswald, Michelle Rosentreter (President CANO MB), Darlene Grantham (Vice President, CANO MB)

OND Celebration Breakfast – Newmarket, Ontario

Please click here to see the OND celebration at Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake in Newmarket, Ontario.

Event: OND Celebration Breakfast
Date
: Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
Time: 8:00-9:00 am
Location: Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake in Newmarket, Ontario

City of Vancouver – Proclamation

BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Centre Nursing Integration Committee, with  Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Oncology Nursing Day proclamation.

From left to right, the nurses are Janice Dirksen, Arlyn Heywood, Karen Janes, Elizabeth Beddard-Huber, Mary McCullum, Lindsay Schwartz, Debbie Jepson, Michelle Moore, Jennifer Rosychuck, and Candace Davey

 

Vancouver – Flashmob

On April 2, 2013 for the 10th Oncology Nursing Day, Vancouver CANO/ACIO members organized a flashmob event.

Vancouver

Oncology Nursing Day on CBC Radio – Vancouver

Oncology Nursing Day on Vancouver CBC Radio Early Edition – April 2nd

Please click here to listen to Helena Akrigg interview on CBC Radio – Vancouver Early Edition on April 2 for the 10th Oncology Nursing Day – please move to the 1:10:48 time mark to listen to the beginning of the interview.

Oncology Nursing Day on CBC Radio – Halifax

CBC Radio Information Morning – April 1st

Jennifer Fahie nurse in haematology and medical oncology at Capital Health, was interviewed on CBC Radio Information Morning in Halifax on April 1. Please click here to listen to her interview.

Province of Nova Scotia – Proclamation

On  April 2nd at 1:45pm on in Halifax Province House, nurses Joan Hamilton, Kara Henman and Karen Woodworth met Premiere Darryl Dexter and the Minster of Health and Wellness David Wilson for the signing of the proclamation.

After the signing, they were invited to the visitors’ gallery in the Legislature where Minister Wilson introduced the nurses to the Legislature’ members and read a resolution for oncology nursing day!

FromLeft-right: Joan Hamilton, Kara Henman and Karen Woodworth with
Premiere Darryl Dexter and the Minster of Health and Wellness David Wilson

Chapter Event – Nova Scotia – Halifax

Nova Scotia Chapter is celebrating OND 2013 in Halifax:

• Event description:
Social Event

• Where?
Your Fathers Moustache

• When?
April 2nd, 5pm

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