"Project ReNew is a space for nurses to restore, revitalize, and renew."
Welcome to The Project ReNew
You are a nurse, and like your colleagues, you are invaluable. The responsibilities that we carry each day are equal to the force of gravity. We share a burden that only we can relate to and can leave us indescribably affected.
At Project ReNew, nurses share their stories, experiences and inspiration that reminds us of why we fell in love with nursing in the first place. It allows us to contemplate the effects of current events on our health and our conscious and subconscious responses to unprecedented trauma and burnout. Most importantly, it gives us the energy to persist and prevail in our careers, just as we did when we answered the call to be a nurse. When we love and honour our colleagues as they do us, we manifest the bond that makes it all worthwhile. At The Project ReNew, we stand by one another because people have always needed us — and now the world needs us more than ever.
We seek to inspire current and future nurses with love and meaning in a profession that is, in all essence, life-giving.
Our values help create a safe and progressive international community of nurses, foster the nursing spirit, and serve as a beacon for all its current and future members.
Honour: for ourselves, one another and the people under our care.
Loyalty: to each other and the voice inside that said we could.
Empathy: to share our emotions and the broad, unique experiences
Leadership: stand together to create resilience in this ever-changing landscape.
My name is Jona, but you can call me Jonene; I'm a Clinical Nurse with nearly 30 years of experience and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Over the years, I've amassed experience in a wide range of healthcare settings, including both in- and outpatient care, education, public health administration, operations and staff management, contract analysis and negotiation, workflow design, and forensic, correctional, emergency, and mental health services.
As a leader from Western Canada, I have started a movement called Project ReNew to encourage and uplift nurses all around the world.
As part of our effort, we have created a podcast, a blog, and a website to help nurses, and other frontline health providers who are experiencing burnout or who just need a little motivation.
It is a personal and professional goal of mine to improve the emotional and mental well-being of nurses. Through Project ReNew, I want to encourage and equip nurses and others to discover optimism, ambition, and resilience in their professional and personal endeavours.