Modupe Akinde, RPN, a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with Bethany Calgary

Get to know Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Modupe Akinde, who serves patients in Calgary, Alberta.

A registered psychiatric nurse specializing in psychiatric nursing, Modupe serves as a Unit Charge Nurse at Bethany Calgary. She works with young adults and the elderly, striving to go above and beyond to meet others’ needs.

Designed to meet different levels of resident care and accommodation needs, Bethany Calgary is home to more than 400 long-term care residents. The residents have access to a library, internet, a chapel for meditation and worship, and an auditorium for larger worship services and social activities. Specialized care and programs are provided to those with a range of needs, including younger adults with disabilities and individuals with complex dementia/ various mental health conditions.. These programs are greatly enhanced through volunteer services.

“Our priority is to ensure residents receive quality care including nursing and personal care round-the-clock while living the most full and active life possible. Our interdisciplinary approach to care allows us to implement individualized care plans that ensure each resident gets the best holistic care possible” as stated on their website. 

A graduate of Grant MacEwan University, Modupe holds over two decades of experience in the field of nursing. She attributes her success to her passion for the field and being able to care for her patients.

Continuously advancing her efforts, she remains an active member of the  College of  Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta ( CRPNA) and United Nurses of Alberta ( UNA). It is the professional and regulatory body for more than 36,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners licensed to practice in the province of Alberta, Canada and the RNs and RPNs  nurses union in Alberta.

A registered psychiatric nurse specialises in a field of nursing that focuses on the mental health of patients. Psychiatric nurses assist the interdisciplinary team in the treatment of the patient’s with psychiatric illness and symptoms. They treat a variety of mental health disorders such as bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, substance abuse addiction and eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. However, they do not diagnose the patient, this is the responsibility of a qualified psychologist or a psychiatric doctor. Psychiatric nurses are in charge of dispensing medication and the overall care of patients. Registered psychiatric nurses work under the supervision of doctors’ and they practice within the health care industry, mostly in mental health clinics, outpatient facilities, mental health agencies, long-term care centres or hospitals. In long-term care settings, RNs and RPNs have the same job description and  play the role.

On a more personal note, Modupe is happily married and blessed with five children.

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