During National Nursing Week, St. Joseph’s Health Care London is celebrating the important contributions that nursing makes to our organization and daily to patient care. Nursing across St. Joseph’s takes place in diverse settings and specialties – in clinics and at the bedside, as well as through outreach in the community. We have more than 1300 nurses working across our sites in various roles from leadership to RPNs, RNs, to Nurse Educators and Advanced Practice Nurses. Every day, they lead by example across a variety of programs – whether assisting patients and families in our mental health care programs, long term, complex care and rehab areas, or in our perioperative or urgent care centre, these nurses care for their patients and families using best practices and compassion coupled with experience and knowledge as they work to address complex patient needs. We acknowledge our nurses commitment to continuous learning and applying that learning to practice, as well as their dedication to support the next generation of nurses. For the skills and qualities that they bring every day, we are grateful and thank our nurses for their efforts to earn the complete confidence of those we serve.
This year’s National Nursing Week theme is #YesthisisNursing which speaks to the expanding traditional and non-traditional roles, settings and sectors nurses work in, as well as the unique opportunities for the nursing profession presented by social media and emerging tech trends. All week, nurses across our organization are posing and snapping pictures of one another and themselves to share, using the #Yesthisisnuring hash tag. View St. Joseph’s nursing week selfie gallery.