RPNAS Welcomes Beckie Olney to Staff

The RPNAS is pleased to announce that Rebecca (Beckie) Olney, RPN, has joined our team as the Nursing Practice Advisor. Beckie is available to answer your practice questions and inquiries. She can be reach at rolney@rpnas.com or 306-586-4617 x804.

Below is more information about Beckie. Please join us in welcoming Beckie. 

Hello! My name is Rebecca Olney, but you can call me Beckie. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and share a bit about my background with you. With over a decade of experience as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, the majority of my career has been dedicated to providing care to individuals during mental health crises within emergency settings. My diverse practice settings have also included inpatient mental health facilities, long-term care, academia, and case management for individuals with persistent mental illness and emerging psychosis. Additionally, I have provided clinical supervision and support for nurses in emergency mental health services. My educational journey has comprised of a diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, and most recently a Masters of Nursing.

I have a special interest in bridging research and practice, particularly exploring the integration of theoretical and philosophical nursing concepts with hands-on patient care. My personal nursing philosophy is deeply rooted in the principles of holistic care and respect. I firmly believe that each patient or client we encounter is a unique individual with distinct qualities and needs. At the heart of my practice lies the conviction that it is both a privilege and a calling to accompany our patients as they navigate their journey of health and healing. I have dedicated the last several years of my professional practice to better understanding and striving to improve the patient experience by helping nurses advance their practice in ways that ensure safety and optimized care.

On a personal level, I welcomed my first baby on Valentine’s Day last year. Embracing the journey of motherhood has been an incredible experience, and I am continually amazed by the insights it brings – from discovering the sheer volume of diapers a baby can require in a day to marveling at the variety of foods he can toss onto the floor during supper time!

I am absolutely thrilled to be welcomed into the RPNAS family as the new Nurse Practice Advisor. I am excited about the opportunity to collaborate with fellow members and extend my support in addressing any practice-related inquiries or concerns. Your trust and participation are invaluable, and I eagerly await the chance to contribute to our collective growth and success.