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 Jessica, who is a Registered Nurse Case Manager in our Early Psychosis Intervention (H.O.P.E.) Program. Learn more about her role as a nurse below.
Why did you decide to become a nurse?
I started nursing school after high school and it was not at all what I expected. I decided to stick with it once I realized how many diverse and specialized opportunities can be found within the nursing field. For me, I was drawn to mental health nursing because it is more person-oriented than task-oriented.
What is your role as a nurse at CMHA? What do you do on a daily basis?
My role at CMHA is a mix between case management and nursing. On a daily basis I connect with clients and other case managers to make sure every client is matched with a holistic treatment plan that meets their physical, mental and emotional needs.
What’s your favourite part of being a nurse?
My favourite part of being a nurse is helping others.
Why is Nursing Week important?
Nursing Week is important because nurses need to be reminded to celebrate and take care of themselves too!
What’s something you wish people knew about nurses?
Not all of us specialize in the treatment of rashes and we tend to have a unique sense of humour.