Registered Practical Nurse Sheila Courtney. submitted photo.

Local RPN Receives de Souza Designation

A registered practical nurse (RPN) at Bluewater Health has received the prestigious de Souza Nurse Associate Designation, the first to receive it in Sarnia-Lambton and one of only 25 in Ontario.

Sheila Courtney works at CEE in Petrolia and is a member of Bluewater Health’s Advance Care Planning Committee and a valuable resource on palliative care best practices.

The de Souza Designation is an extensive course for RPN’s who are not specialized in oncology or palliative care, but are caring for patients with, or at risk of developing cancer.