SickKids is ‘a good place to start’ for nurses looking to grow their career
Meet Jane Stuart-Minaret, a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department (ED) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and an educator with the Centre for Global Child Health (C-GCH). Stuart-Minaret has been a nurse at SickKids for more than 35 years.
SickKids offers many opportunities for nurses to grow their careers within the hospital — and supports their growth along the way. For Stuart-Minaret, this is what has kept her here all these years.
“SickKids offers these opportunities, but also supports them in the background with funding and with your scheduling,” Stuart-Minaret says.
Looking back, she’s grateful she took advantage of the incredible opportunities that came her way, like when she took her nursing expertise to Ghana in 2016 for the C-GCH SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership (PNEP). It’s an experience she describes as a big part of her life.
Being a lifelong learner is exactly what our kind of nursing is all about. “A SickKids nurse is like an expert, but an expert that wants to grow,” Stuart-Minaret says. “They want to learn. They want to do better.”
Working in the ED at SickKids can be busy, but for Stuart-Minaret, her supportive team makes it all worth it.
To new nurses, Stuart-Minaret’s advice is to ask yourself what you’re looking for in your career. SickKids provides resources to set nurses up on the best career path for them. “This has been the best thing for me,” she says. “But these younger nurses need to find that. And I think SickKids is a good place to start.”
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