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Cynthia Batten, RN

Cynthia Batten, RN

Lives in Ladysmith, British Columbia Canada ·
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Last Login:
January 12, 2021
Member Since:
January 8, 2021
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3
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No
Drinker:
Sometimes
Nursing Title
Registered Nurse
Current Nursing Specialization
currently disabled/retired
Work Name (Hospital, Practice, Clinic, etc...)
Ladysmith Community Health Centre
Company Website
www.islandhealth.ca
Hospital Affiliation
Ladysmith Community Health Centre
Years in Nursing
20 +
Work Description / Areas of Expertise / Job Duties
I have fulfilled my hearts desire in many areas of nursing. I've worked across Canada in NL, PEI, BC, INUVIK and YELLOWKNIFE. My expertise was in long term care, palliative, urgent care/emergency, ortho, pre and post operative surgery, medicine, and geriatric psychiatry. I often floated between different floors and often was in charge of a unit.
Brief summary of your nursing background
Started my nursing career in Newfoundland, Canada. I graduated in 1985. First job was working as a private duty nurse. A couple years later I obtained a full time posting in pre and post op surgery. Continued with that until I had my first child in 1989. I was 12 years raising my 3 children, but I decided I wanted to get back into the hospital setting, so I had to renew my license again. It was March of 2001 that I entered the Grant MacEwan College Nurse Re-Entry Program I was told I had a full year to complete, but with great determination and hard work, I completed my studies in May of 2001. Horray, I was back in the saddle again ready to take on the world. It was at this time I decided to go abroad, yet remain in my own country. I continued this until 2012 and enjoyed most every moment. I then spiraled downhill at the age of 47 and plummeted into a deep depression. With that, my back had also given out and I had been taken out of work by my Doctor. I tried to go back after 6 Months of being away, but my condition worsened and I had to accept that I was one of those nurses that burnt out and sustained an injury ta boot. It has taken me years to accept my departure from the career that I truly loved. My saving grace is knowing that I did my very best and gave it my everything while I was working. My proudest moment of all was earning the name of "Earthangel" from colleagues and patients that were under my care.
What made you choose a career in nursing?
I wanted to just be able to give to this world and the people in it the greatest gift imaginable. The gift of my time and love for everyone.
What Do You Attribute Your Success To?
For me, my success as a RN came as a result of a deep and passionate desire to help people during their time of greatest need. I wanted to make a difference in any way I could during a persons time of healing or a time of dying. I believe I did that during my career.
What motivates you at the start of each day?
For me, it was the compassion for those less fortunate that instilled in me the drive to be that nurse that genuinely cared for others.
High School Name
Queen Elizabeth Regional High
High School Degree
Graduated with Honours
High School Grad Date
June 1981
Nursing School Name
The Salvation Army Grace General Hospital
Nursing Degree In
RN
Grad Date - Nursing Degree
1985
1 - Professional Society Membership
British Columbia Nurses Union
Languages
English
Hobbies / Sports
crafts, boating, walking, self help books, cooking and baking.
Place of birth
St. John's, Newfoundland
More About Me
My family of origin is from Newfoundland where I remained for 35 years. I have 3 of the finest children and am so blessed to be their mother. My now 3 adult children and I live in BC, and I have been here now for 20 years. It is now my home and I have no desire to leave this beautiful province. I have that unique sense of humor that comes from NL, I'm very spontaneous, I love brain exercises, and very happy and fun to be around.My circle of friends are small, but have many acquaintances close by and far away.
Movies
thrillers, suspense, comedies, adventure and movies based on true life for sure.
Music
pop, christian, country
Who I'd Like to Meet
Other nurses and professionals that can share some of their experiences with me and be able to lift each other up due to our similar nursing backgrounds. Only other nurses can understand a nurse. While it is a rewarding career, it is not always easy.