‘You make nursing shine’: Southlake nurse one of Ontario’s best

Sadye Matula

Selected from 400 nominees provincewide, nurse practitioner Guangxia Meng has labored at the Newmarket clinic for 18 yrs and is at the moment pursuing a PhD Guangxia Meng, a Southlake Regional Health Centre nurse practitioner, was chosen from far more than 400 provincewide nominees as a recipient for the Nursing […]

Selected from 400 nominees provincewide, nurse practitioner Guangxia Meng has labored at the Newmarket clinic for 18 yrs and is at the moment pursuing a PhD

Guangxia Meng, a Southlake Regional Health Centre nurse practitioner, was chosen from far more than 400 provincewide nominees as a recipient for the Nursing Now Ontario Award.

Meng was a single of a few winners, preferred in the groups of registered realistic nurse, registered nurse and nurse practitioner, to obtain the award.

“I consider nursing is the backbone of overall health treatment. No issue in public overall health, preventive wellbeing. . . nurses are probably the most crucial bridge amongst individuals to the medical practitioners. . . ” she mentioned.

The successful nurses have been introduced with the award in the course of a virtual ceremony May 12.

Recognizing all those that exemplify the finest in nursing, the yearly award is presented by the Registered Useful Nurses Affiliation of Ontario (WeRPN), the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA).

“RNAO celebrates with gratitude the tremendous work and central role all nurses play in caring for Ontarians, especially in the course of this striving and relentless pandemic,” explained Doris Grinspun, CEO of RNAO. “Nurses in all roles, sectors and settings — no matter whether RNs, NPs or RPNs — have selflessly put their life on hold to unwaveringly share their know-how, expertise and compassion with Ontarians every and every single day. RNAO says to all nurses: Thank you! To this year’s winners of the Nursing Now Ontario Awards, we say: stand tall and proud as you make nursing shine.”

Meng explained she is honoured to have been nominated for the award by her peers and the community and considers it recognition of the journey of an worldwide nurse and the choices in Canada.

Functioning with outpatients at Southlake’s stroke prevention clinic, Meng wasn’t specifically concerned with COVID-19 patients all through the pandemic. While putting their individual lives at chance has generally been par for the class for nurses, the pandemic intensified it, she reported.   

“I am not a frontline nurse who labored with COVID patents they are heroes. . . I believe men and women should really figure out that. Nurses are really the heroes of the past two yrs. Not only the two many years, even in the earlier.”

The mother of two sons is celebrating a 30-yr nursing occupation that commenced in China in 1992 the place she practised as a midwife and registered nurse. She and her spouse, Xiaojun Wang, arrived to Canada in 2001 and soon after a calendar year-and-a-fifty percent of review she gained her nursing licence.  

Meng began functioning at Southlake in 2004 where by she has been at any time given that.

Arriving to Canada as “a diploma nurse,” Meng reported she was blessed to get started her profession before a college diploma was necessary to practise nursing, but she has undoubtedly built up for it.

In 2014, Meng graduated from the Learn of Nursing plan at College of Toronto and is now a PhD applicant at the College of Waterloo.

“You are heading to laugh,” she reported, when questioned why she decided to pursue a PhD.

As a nurse practitioner, Meng is ready to diagnose and handle ailment, conduct some healthcare methods and write prescriptions. Due to the fact of that, sufferers generally confuse her with a physician, she explained, and she made the decision this way she would not have to retain correcting them.

No matter if that’s the explanation or not, Meng praises the method, the Canadian society, all people who guided her and “the people’s kindness from their heart” for her successes.  

“Believe about a nurse without a college education and gets a PhD applicant. It truly is not just me it is really the program, the setting, the folks about me. They are so form and good, supportive. So grateful,” she additional.

Meng reported she wouldn’t be capable to do what she does with no the continued toughness and support of her partner. It was Wang who encouraged her to go after a master’s degree, she claimed, while shouldering a great deal of the family obligations.

“I usually notify him, ‘I am the kite but you are the string. Nevertheless a great deal you allow me go, I can soar so significant for the reason that you love me.'”

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