The vision of Labrador-Grenfell Health is of healthy people living in healthy communities.
Community Clinic staff in Labrador have been strong supporters of preceptoring nursing students. Through a partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government Department of Health and Social Development, nursing students gain clinical experience in Public Health, Home Care and Community Clinics. In April 2007, a fourth year nursing student, Jane Rennison, began her adventure of community health nursing in Nain. Out of that came the renewed idea of developing the Labrador-Grenfell Health mentorship program for Regional Nursing. Past programs in 1998 and 1999 had been very successful in retaining nurses in Labrador. In June 2007, Jane began a 10-month preparation program in Regional Nursing. The program provided the knowledge and experience needed for a newly graduated nurse entering this advanced role. Throughout this entire program Jane’s constant mentor, Pat Crotty, Regional Nurse II in Nain, maintained the support she needed to gain confidence, experience, knowledge and skills. With the help of numerous preceptors at different rotations, Jane has also gained expertise in critical thinking, decision-making, collaborative planning and coordination of nursing care. Jane began her new nursing career in Nain on May 5, 2008.
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