As much of northern British Columbia faces a severe nursing shortage, two student nurses say they are eager to help out during the pandemic.
Northern Health, which covers the northern half of B.C., described the shortage as “troubling,” and said the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened stress and contributed to longer wait times for emergency room patients.
Some nurses in the province have gone as far as leaving the health-care industry because of burnout.
But Savannah Reeves, a third-year student in the four-year nursing program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), says the pandemic has only increased her passion for the career. She worked last summer at the hospital in Prince George and plans to do
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