Look Inside the Clinical Simulation Centre (Video)

Look Inside the Clinical Simulation Centre (Video)

Take a look inside this state-of-the-art learning environment. Students from a range of programs are treating patients, dispatching emergency services and investigating crime scenes.

Should Energy Drinks Carry A Warning Label?

Should Energy Drinks Carry A Warning Label?

When you need a boost, energy drinks seem like a great solution. You’re exhausted before an exam, or just looking for a jolt of energy, and the answer comes in a can. But there are health concerns around energy drinks, especially when combined with alcohol or when consumed after exercise.

Instructor Wins Award of Excellence

Instructor Wins Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Robert Lockhart, the 2013 Alberta recipient of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Award of Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing. Robert is instructor at the Dave Russell Education Complex in Ponoka, AB. He received his award at the RPNC…

How to Survive Your Nursing Degree

How to Survive Your Nursing Degree

How do you survive a year in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing? Hint: you’ll need some mad ninja skills. As an end-of-the-semester class project, groups of MacEwan University nursing students made videos highlighting how they unleashed their inner ninja…

Nursing Students Donate Supplies

Nursing Students Donate Supplies

Every year at the end of term, MacEwan University facilities personnel find unused BScN student supplies left behind in the students’ lockers. Nursing students often have left over supplies but do not know how to dispose of them or where to…

Why Become A Psychiatric Nurse?

Why Become A Psychiatric Nurse?

A group of first-year students of the Psychiatric Nursing diploma were quick to provide several reasons to take up the rewarding career. “People are so interesting,” explains Stacie. “Finding out what makes people healthy. Why is it that I’m in…

4 Ways to Manage Exam Stress

4 Ways to Manage Exam Stress

Exam time is stressful, but Psychiatric Nursing students have a particular advantage. Not only are they experts on the effects stress can have on mental health and on the body, but they are full of advice and techniques for managing…

The Stigma Around Mental Health

The Stigma Around Mental Health

Why are people with mental health issues treated differently than people with other illnesses? A group of first-year students from MacEwan University’s Psychatric Nursing diploma are raising awareness about the concerning stigma against mental health. “Why are people treated differently…

What is Preconception Health?

What is Preconception Health?

  That is the question that a group of nursing students at MacEwan University set out to answer. Their goal is to raise awareness about preconception health — that is, health leading up to pregnancy — and to educate about…

Can you save Stan?

Can you save Stan?

Students from four universities lent a helping hand last weekend to Stan or “standardized man,” a training mannequin for health care professionals. MacEwan University Clinical Simulation Centre staff were involved in instructing the students, about procedures for different scenarios, and…