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…

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…

The Right to be Wrong

The Right to be Wrong

Patients have the right to choose: whether to seek care, or accept treatment. What is the role of the health care provider? And how can the provider navigate the complex issue of patient choice? “The Right to be Wrong: Living…

What does the future of nursing look like?

What does the future of nursing look like?

Technology, globalization and society are changing faster than ever. How is nursing practice keeping up in an ever-evolving world? These issues are addressed in the new issue of Nursing PRN, the Centre for Professional Nursing Education‘s annual publication. Printed copies…

Can art help you cope with illness?

Can art help you cope with illness?

Nancy Corrigan says it can. She facilitates and works on art projects with ill patients at the University of Alberta Hospital. She visited MacEwan University and worked with nursing faculty members on an art project she uses in her work…

Psychiatric Nursing Calgary Information Session

Calgary Info Session MacEwan University will host an information session this Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta (Click for Google Map). Click for event details….

How are Psychatric Nurses Portrayed in Film?

How are Psychatric Nurses Portrayed in Film?

The silence that surrounds mental illness means that most perceptions of psychiatric nurses and nursing practice are informed by the media. Dr. Cheryl Pollard, an assistant professor in the Psychiatric Nursing program at MacEwan University, discusses nurses and the accuracy…