May 14, 2012
Nursing has been at the crux of all we do at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) for over a century. It’s no wonder then that many of our remarkable nurses have been practising for years and are willing to share their wealth of knowledge and expertise.
That’s why WCH was so proud to support five nurses who participated in HealthForceOntario’s Late Career Nurse Initiative. The program, funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, provides nurses age 55 and older the opportunity to engage in less physically demanding nursing roles, such as mentoring other nurses or teaching patients, for 20 per cent of their time.
Jane Mosley, chief nursing executive, health disciplines and professional affairs, stresses the importance of providing new and unique opportunities to nurses later in their careers.
“At Women’s College, we encourage our staff and physicians to take on different responsibilities and learn new skills throughout their careers,” says Mosley. “Through this program, nurses are able to identify and work on new initiatives that can have a very positive impact on patient care.”
Each of the nurses who participated completed a project contributing to excellence in care. The nurses and their projects are:
All five nurses chose to participate so they could leave a legacy at WCH.
“I want to offer my wisdom from years of experience to the next generation of nurses in my department,” says Scott. “In return, the younger nurses gave me a fresh perspective.”
For more information on the Late Career Nurse Initiative, click here.
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