Our Featured Nurse Section gives you a glimpse of the working day of Nurses from a variety of health care sectors . Nurses share their paths that led them to their present role as they reflect on their respective careers.
Manager of Patient Safety
Infection Prevention and Control
Nicholas Joachimides started his nursing career in acute pediatrics in 2001. Nicholas has worked at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for the past 15 years as an inpatient nurse, day program coordinator, ambulatory care nurse, clinical educator, and most recently, as the manager of patient safety. Nicholas is a certified rehabilitation nurse and holds a master's degree in Wound Healing (Western University) and a master's degree in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (University of Toronto).
Aric Rankin BScN, MN
Nurse Practitioner - Chronic Disease Specialist
After completing his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005, Aric worked in a variety of acute care settings including Paediatric Oncology and Paediatric Emergency. His passion for working with marginalized populations led him to work in isolated northern Ontario First Nation communities as well as volunteer with other communities around the world including South Africa, Fijian Islands, Haiti and Australia.
These experiences sparked his interest to continue his educational journey, and complete his Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care certificate in 2012 and Masters in Nursing in 2013. He is currently a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Chronic Diseases at De dwa da dehs nye s - Aboriginal Health Centre in Brantford, Ontario.
RN, BScN, MN, Clinical Nurse Specialist
Gurjit completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo and then her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters of Nursing (clinical stream) at the University of Toronto. Gurjit’s nursing career began at the Hospital for Sick Children, where she continues to work today.
Her clinical work has been in the Pediatric Oncology program as a staff nurse and Clinical Support Nurse on the inpatient unit and as an Interlink Community Cancer Nurse. She held the role of Project Manager within the Centre for Nursing leading the implementation of RNAO Best Practice Guidelines across the organization. Currently Gurjit is a Clinical Nurse Specialist within the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT).