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100 years of Registered Nurses celebrated

The centennial for registered nurses is being celebrated across the province. President of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Shannon Spenceley says all RN’s are held to a basic standards of practice which allows for ethical care for everyone.

“We also aim for the stars. We say if we are aiming for excelence in all areas of practice and promoting excellence and knowledge based practice, that is overshooting the baseline. Safe practice is important but it is not enough”

She explains that in celebration of the 100 years there has been events all year long including the Centennial Tour that stopped in Grande Prairie today. She says this type of display allows for people to reflect on where registered nurses have come from and where care will go in the future. The display is set up at the Grande Prairie QE II hospital which includes banners from different eras, nursing artifacts and an interactive media centre.

CARNA is the province’s regulatory college and professional association which represents more than 37,000 RN’s.

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