We are so grateful both on Nursing Week and every week for the amazing nurses that make up our team here at Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region and South Simcoe. One of these nurses is Jennifer, who is a Registered Nurse in our Flexible Supportive Housing Program. Learn more about her below.
Why did you decide to become a nurse?
I have always loved science and had interest in learning the human body. Growing up, I have always taken a caretaker role and love the feeling I get when I have made a positive impact and difference in a person’s life.
What is your role as a nurse at CMHA? What do you do on a daily basis?
At CMHA, I work on the flexible supports team, supporting marginalized individuals who are precariously housed or homeless. I support individuals by collaborating with their care team to help clients meet their health goals and access psychiatry when needed.
What’s your favourite part of being a nurse?
Seeing the impact, no matter how small, it makes on my client’s life and their family.
Why is Nursing Week important?
To help recognize the backbone of the health care system and all the nurses who work so hard to ensure that your loved on receives the support and care they deserve.
What’s something you wish people knew about nurses?
The average nurse walks 5 to 10 kilometres a shift.