Mike Loncik is a Clinical Nurse Educator on the Intensive Palliative Care Unit at Foothills. He has worked in palliative care for almost 15 years and makes a conceivably difficult nursing role look easy. The connections Mike is able to make while on the job are powerful. His philosophy is to be a human first, […]
Bullying behavior is identified by 3 features: It is DELIBERATE It is DISRESPECTFUL It is REPEATED
Reporting Professional Responsibility Concerns (PRC) is a protected and constructive way for RN’s to advocate for patient safety.
I had the privilege of being drawn to attend this convention through Local 115. Before giving you details of the week’s events, I would like to explain what CFNU is and does. CFNU is comprised of Canada’s provincial nurses unions and is a member of the International Congress of Nurses. It is the national voice of nurses within the labour congress … Continue reading Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) Biennial Convention 2017 by Charlotte Parkinson
Earlier in June 2017, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) Biennial Convention in Calgary through UNA Local 115’s Labour Education Fund. This was an eye-opening experience as it was my first national nursing event and I was able to connect with nurses across Canada. One of the plenary sessions was about … Continue reading Canadian Federation of Nurses Union Biennial Convention by Berenice Chan
This year I had the privilege of attending CFNU in my hometown, Calgary Alberta. Every so often we should all take the opportunity to be tourists in our own city. Seeing Calgary through the eyes of my Nursing Colleagues, from across Canada, reminded me how truly blessed I am to live in this vibrant, friendly, beautiful City. CFNU 2017 Speak Up … Continue reading CFNU 2017 Speak Up by Heather Dean
Gordon Jones, a Local 115 member, is raising awareness for Alzheimer's through his 10,000m bike climb.
We are lucky to have an exemplar CNS, Humeira, as a UNA 115 member. Here is how she describes her practice and the challenges CNSs face today.
If you've ever met Humeira, you know she takes her job seriously and takes much pride in her work. If you ever get to know Humeira, you know she has a fantastic sense of humour and a Joie de Vivre like no other. As intense as she is at work, she manages to live life to the fullest outside the hospital walls.
You may be very familiar with the Nurse Practitioner role, but if you are like many nurses in Calgary, you do not know the definition of a Clinical Nurse Specialist.