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Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Becoming an “extender”

This year, I decided I wasn’t going to wait anymore! I was going to dive in and finally do the work that comes along with becoming an “extender”. I have followed along and done all the reading, I have just never had the time or ambition to do the “work” needed to be fully submersed in “extending” my understanding of learning and teaching online. What is “extend” ? …. Check out E-Campus Ontario’s Extend learning modules! https://extend.ecampusontario.ca/about-us/ https://extend.ecampusontario.ca/about-us/ What comes […]

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The web of us……

The past few weeks I have tried to explain what nursing means to me and how I practice my craft. I didn’t realize how much of a literal web of connections I see when I think of nursing and caring for people. The tangle of data that comes from thorough assessment, listening to what isn’t said, observing interactions/reactions and the pursuit of knowledge through research. There are so many connections between someone’s past and their current experience. You can see […]

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What is “choosing how you live?”

As children, our parents and teachers would often say “make good choices”, I equated this with choosing how to live. As a teenager, you often question the choices of those before you.  Making a point to test your own choices both rightly and not so rightly (never wrongly).  Testing and re-testing in order to unravel the choices available in how to live your life authentically.  Again, choosing how to live. As adults, we are confronted with these choices again.  This […]

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Nursing with Heart

In the last year I have had the opportunity to deeply examine what Nursing means to me, what I want it to mean to society and what part of healthcare I can make the most difference in. Throughout my internal reflections and conversations with patients, students, colleagues (both nursing and inter-professional) one theme stuck out for me….. Heart. I can remember in school thinking that the caring themes were redundant.  Of course you will care for your patient and their families… […]

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