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Meet Elizabeth: Our Psychiatric Nursing Blogger

Hi! I’m Elizabeth from the sunny Okanagan and I’m in the Psychiatric Nursing Diploma program. After completing a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Psychology and pursuing a Master of Arts in Learning and Technology, I finally enrolled in the Psychiatric Nursing program at Stenberg College. It took me almost 10 years of contemplating this program before I decided…
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Open at the Close

As I’m typing my final blog, I’m also reflecting on the past 23 months with how far I have come and what it all means to me now. I still find it surreal that in a few short weeks, I will be writing the RPNC registration exam, and working in my first paid position as a psychiatric nurse. I remember…
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The Beginning of the End

Psychiatric Nursing student blogger Daniel discusses the final few weeks of his program as he and his classmates prepare for their registration exams.
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Assertive Community Treatment

What does practicum look like? It’s as unique as the classmates that are sharing the experience with me. For me, it’s the Psychiatric Assessment Unit at Vancouver General Hospital. For another classmate, it’s psychogeriatric care at a private facility, for another it’s acute inpatient care at St. Paul’s. Each of us had the opportunity to rate settings we would like…
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Final Practicum Placement

Stenberg Psychiatric Nursing student Daniel shares his experience during the first two weeks of his final practicum placement at VGH.
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Reflecting on the Past and Looking Towards the Future

Semester 6 is in full swing! I can’t believe how fast time is going, and before I know it I’ll be graduating! In the meantime though, its coursework, lots of projects, and getting ready for practicum. Don’t let the smaller course load fool you, the topics this semester are in-depth and require a deeper sense of critical thinking than ever. Even…
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Looking Back on Semester Five

Stenberg Psychiatric Nursing program student blogger Daniel explains how he balanced school, work and family during semester 5 of the program.
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Groupwork- The Key To Success

Wow, week 5 of semester 5 already! We have all learned our psychosocial rehabilitation preceptorship sites now, and we are all busily preparing for it, with various orientations to complete. However, classwork continues and we must not forget the myriad of work and assignments that are still due in the coming weeks. Semester 5 brings lots of groupwork to projects,…
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Diving into Semester 5

Wow, we’re already a few weeks into semester 5! I really can’t believe where time has gone. This semester encompasses a four theory course along with our Psychosocial Rehabilitation clinical. What really makes this semester exciting is the step away from clinical led instruction to preceptorship, one-on-ones with a preceptor who will work us through the practice element of psychosocial…
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Continuing First Nations Health

First Nations Health, a continuation of our Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples in Canada course in semester 2. This time, we delved into the world of health determination, chronic disease such as diabetes, and the stigma that surrounds mental illness in small, remote communities. I think it need not be said that failures of generations past has led to poor living…
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