2011 BScN ( 2nd Entry Program)
Postpartum Registered Nurse at Etobicoke General Hospital
Recipient of Joan C. Ballantyne
Compassionate Nursing Award
Upon completing her degree in Nursing, Helen Olabode had honed not just her interpersonal skills, but also her business, critical thinking, research and communication skills amongst a plethora of others. “I came out prepared for my career as a nurse as I was given the skills necessary for developing patient and family-centred care. Moreover, I was able to refine my communication skills that have now permitted me to enhance my voice in the community”.
She benefited particularly from the multifaceted exposure that her program gave to social workers, physicians, dieticians and psychologists who belonged to a larger group of experts and professionals. This broadened her current scope of healthcare by exposing her to multiple angles from which patient care should be approached.
Helen’s dedication and commitment to her patients awarded her the Joan Ballantyne Compassionate Nursing Prize which is given to an individual who is able to demonstrate talent in the field of nursing by demonstrating kindness and compassion toward all patients under his/her care. Helen is currently working in Women’s and Children’s Healthcare Services at William Osler’s Etobicoke General Hospital. “I am a Postpartum Registered Nurse. Additionally, I provide patient care in a family-centred setting and work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team. I continuously provide care and support for, medium and high-risk patients”.
Volunteering has always been an integral part of Helen’s studies. While an undergraduate student, Helen joined the Student Health Ambassadors at York (SHAY) Program which facilitated the development of her personal and professional leadership skills. At the moment, Helen volunteers for McMaster University interviewing prospective students looking to gain entry into the School of Rehabilitation MSc Physiotherapy Program.