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In Oncology, Every Day Counts
June 20, 2016 11:06 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
As the morning sun comes up over Table Mountain and I climb the final steps up Lion's Heads hiking trail, I get a sense of just how small I actually am, looking around at all the majesty of God's artwork. How blessed am I not to be able to experience Read More...
Do We Stand up for the Human Rights of our Patients?
June 22, 2015 2:57 PM by Leatitia Coetzee
Being in nursing college is really teaching me, not only valuable professional skills, but also, life skills. As I am going through my general nursing work, I am realizing what is expected of us, what rules we must adhere to, what the government expects Read More...
Newfound Respect
May 20, 2015 1:13 PM by Leatitia Coetzee
Okay let me start by saying; "I have new found respect for Registered Sisters." I have started my first official block period at college, and okay I knew it wasn't going to be a walk in the park to do this Bridging Course, but I did not think it would Read More...
The Language of Nursing
April 7, 2014 8:08 AM by Mia Ross
As a nurse, I’ve grown accustomed to asking the difficult questions. It wasn’t always easy. When I first began my career, I thought my well-honed social skills would be enough for me to connect with patients. I thought my charming smile and eloquent style Read More...
It's Not Personal
February 26, 2014 7:53 AM by Mia Ross
I just listened to a fascinating talk at regarding social intuitions. The ultimate conclusion: our social reactions, especially in difficult situations, are not well constructed. As I always do, I tried to connect this idea with nursing and was Read More...
January 9, 2013 3:12 PM by Alexandra Cosan
Only recently, as I have begun my journey into marriage, and "I" has steadily become a "we" in all aspects of life, have I truly realized how stressful the profession of nursing can be. What I mean is that working on a surgical/medical oncology floor, Read More...
Personal Time Management
June 19, 2012 12:29 AM by Alexandra Cosan
Now that I am back in school pursuing a master's in science degree in an adult health nurse practitioner program, I find myself having to manage my time off from work very differently. I used to be able to fill my days off the floor with house chores, Read More...
Taking the Next Step...Already?
January 24, 2012 12:54 PM by Alexandra Cosan
In my undergraduate nursing program it was essentially ingrained in the student body that we should all pursue an advanced degree at some point in our careers and sooner rather than later. Last year at this time all of this was far off my radar. All I Read More...
Documentation: My New-Nurse Challenge
October 25, 2011 4:31 PM by Alexandra Cosan
To say that documentation is the only challenge I face as a new grad in nursing would be false, however it is absolutely one I am I struggling with on a daily basis. I suppose I also find it a bit surprising that I would be having difficulty with this Read More...
On My Own
October 1, 2011 11:05 AM by Alexandra Cosan
As of Sunday, I am officially off of orientation! I thought college flew by-these twelve weeks went by at mach speed. It is remarkable to recall how I felt approaching the floor on the first day versus how I feel now about to really by on my own as an Read More...


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