Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
History & Personal Reflections 1969-2006, by Saru Sony
I began my professional nursing career in 1985 upon graduation from St. Martha’s School of Nursing Diploma Program. While working fulltime I completed the Post-RN Distance BScN Program at St. Francis Xavier University over 3 years, graduating in 2003. I also completed Certificates in Continuing Care and Gerontological Nursing at StFX. I have been certified in Occupational Health and Safety by the NS Safety Council and hold certificates in Office Safety, Effective Supervision, Due Diligence, and Workplace Inspections.
I graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University in 1984, with a BScN. Immediately following graduation; I accepted a position in the Halifax Infirmary’s Ophthalmology Surgical Unit. I gained valuable experience on this 39 bed unit, working alongside Atlantic Canada’s top Ophthalmology Specialists. My love for Ophthalmology blossomed here, and I remained working in various aspects of this specialty for the following nineteen years!
I began my appointment as a Clinical Associate in the School of Nursing in 2007, shortly after graduating from the Post-RN BScN program at St. Francis Xavier University. I am currently involved in the clinical supervision of students enrolled in Nursing 405 (Nursing of Adults III), Nursing 416 (Nursing of Adults IV), and Nursing 345 (Mental Health Nursing). I was introduced to the role of nurse educator earlier in my career as Clinical Instructor at St. Martha’s Hospital School of Nursing.
I am a graduate of the St. Francis Xavier University BScN program (2000), as well as a graduate from Dalhousie University Masters of Nursing program (2003). During my undergraduate studies, I developed a keen interest in expanded nursing roles, specifically, the role of the nurse practitioner which lead me to complete an Advanced Major in Outpost Nursing, consisting of 3 weeks spent at a remote nursing clinic in Mary’s Harbor, Labrador.
I began my appointment as a Clinical Associate in the School of Nursing in 1999. I am currently the Placement Coordinator for the School of Nursing. I have been a Clinical Educator in all years of the nursing program, supervising students in acute care and teaching Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice and Nursing Care of Adults for Intercession
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My name is Liz Farrell and I am a Clinical Educator at Saint Francis Xavier School of Nursing (SON). I graduated from St. Martha’s School of Nursing in 1980 and since then my nursing career has been mainly in acute care. I have practiced within several agencies across the country including the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, the Whitecourt General Hospital in Alberta, and then returning to my hometown of Antigonish to practice nursing at St. Martha’s Hospital.
I am a Clinical Educator in the StFX School of Nursing (SON). I am currently working with third year students doing the clinical component for Mental Health 345. I have also worked with first and second year students and Post Degree students doing Communication Labs, the clinical component for Healthy Aging in Nursing 245, as well as coordinating the Co-Op Nursing 399 experience for students working within the GASHA district over the last two years. I’ve been with the SON since 2005 and I thoroughly enjoy working with students in all of the various practice areas.
30 plus years experience in the Nursing profession has prepared me well for the Clinical Associate position I have held here at the School of Nursing for the past 5 years. I earned a diploma from St. Martha’s School of Nursing in 1978, a Certificate in Continuing Care from StFX University in 1995, Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2000.