Ryerson’s nursing program must do more to teach students about geriatric care, says an assistant professor of the program. The professor, Kristine Newman, teaches at Ryerson’s Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. She said first-year students learn Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) — a technique to help them care for elderly patients — but that the curriculum doesn’t make geriatric care a […]
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By Allison Ridgway Far from home and working at a residential treatment camp for youth with mental health issues, Leena Chudasama felt a sense of helplessness slowly creeping in. It was the Ryerson child and youth care student’s first program placement, now three years ago, and she enjoyed the work — it was what she was training to do. […]
Ryerson is one of the only universities in the province that has flu shots administered by nursing students. It may seem odd that a student doesn’t even need to bring a health card to get immunized; but apparently, it’s normal for Toronto clinics and other local universities. The catch is that without a health card, the person would usually be […]
Ontario needs more nurses in its hospitals and Ryerson’s nursing students are prepared to meet that demand. The Ontario Nursing Association’s “More Nurses” campaign launched at the beginning of February. It’s a response to a recent decline of registered nurses (RNs) and an increase in registered practical nurses (RPNs) because of lower hospital budgets. The multimedia campaign consists of a website, […]
After angering numerous nursing groups – including one at Ryerson – with its controversial new reality show, Scrubbing In, MTV has bowed to the pressure and agreed to a compromise. The show won’t be cancelled, but MTV has tried to make amends after consulting with The Truth About Nursing, a non- profit organization which promotes accurate, balanced and frequent media portrayals of […]
Ryerson students from the Nursing Students’ Union and Canadian Nursing Students’ Association are trying to convince MTV to cancel its new reality show, Scrubbing In, because they believe that its party-themed dramatization will negatively portray the nursing profession to the public. “Historically, the nursing profession has been burdened with sexualization, objectification, and stereotypes. This has improved over time,” said Alfred […]