I’ve been an LPN for almost fifteen years. When I entered my nursing program I was really quite oblivious to the vast scope of opportunities available to LPNs in Canada and abroad. Over the years I’ve seen LPNs assume positions in long term care, acute care, mental health, public health, doctors offices, teaching and healthcare management. I’ve seen many changes during my career and I am continually amazed at the growth in our scope of practice.
With this growth has also come some challenges for LPNs and I’ve become very passionate about supporting and advocating for the LPN profession. I have been involved with the LPN Association in the role of President for several years. We are gaining strength as an organization and I’m very proud to represent such an outstanding group of nurses.
Now is the time to stand together and have our voices heard. There are changes needed and if we continue to strengthen the foundation of our Association we will be better positioned to lobby for those changes.
The LPN Association is working on introducing group liability insurance, acquiring funding for education and improvements to the regulatory and discipline processes for LPNs in Yukon. If we come together as colleagues and support one another I know we can be successful in achieving these goals. It’s an exciting time and I’ve never been more proud to call myself a Licensed Practical Nurse.
I look forward to working with you,