You may have heard the terms RN or RPN. The main difference between an RN and RPN is the foundational education. RPNs tend to use their knowledge to assist patients with general and straightforward health conditions. They treat patients with stable conditions who do not need intensive procedures. RN have had several years of schooling and have extensive knowledge in their healthcare field. They help with patients with complex health issues.
Nurses have done an amazing job during the tough time of COVID-19. With the shortage of nurses and the increasing number of Covid-19 patients, many Nurses have worked day and night to help patients. Hear below from some registered nurses sharing their experiences in being a nurse at SCHC!
"Nurses at SCHC play a key role in the multi-disciplinary health care team in improving clients’ health outcomes by providing direct nursing care, health education, counselling, preventive services and chronic diseases management"
"Nursing is a multifaceted professional role with a plethora of opportunities and options. Over the years, I have held nursing positions providing direct patient/client care, in management, and as an educator. As a nurse working at SCHC, I have been able to draw on my knowledge and experiences, combining three of my passions - caring, education, and palliative care - to continue to help others. I am proud and honored to be a nurse! Come join us in being a nurse and engage in life long learning!”