A community of practice is a group of practitioners who share a common interest in a specific area of competence and are willing to work together” (Clemmons Rumizen, 2002).
Private communities on NurseONE
The Network The CoP of CNA’s Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties streamlines communication and allows knowledge and information resource sharing. Their CoP ensures that the network members are consulted on pertinent nursing issues and informed of CNA activities. Margot McNamee, senior nurse advisor, Professional Practice, is the CNA staff liaison for this network and can be reached at 1-800-361-8404, ext. 222, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Elizabeth Morin is the administrative liaison and she can be reached at 1-800-361-8404, ext. 234, or email@example.com.
CNA Board of Directors The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) board of directors CoP encourages board members to actively participate in decision-making and address issues critical to nursing and health care. Their work is committed to effective leadership of CNA.
Enhancing Nurses Access for Care Quality and Knowledge through Technology (ENACQKT) This CoP provides the opportunity for nurses working in five of the Caribbean countries to interact with each other. Their CoP allows them to share their knowledge and enables them to work collaboratively on an ongoing basis to improve their patient outcomes.
First Nations Inuit Health (FNIH) have two CoPs on NurseONE. Both provide opportunities for sharing evidence-based information resources, networking, leadership development opportunities and collaborative development of indigenous knowledge content. Their CoPs help to fulfil their mission to increase the health and wellness of First Nations and Inuit peoples of Canada.
Nursing Informatics Journal Club (NIJC) This CoP aims to facilitate the critical evaluation, dissemination and distribution of evidence-based informatics research by keeping abreast of advancing nursing and health informatics literature, facilitating peer networking, enabling participants to develop expertise in critiquing research and enhancing debating skills.
Regulatory Nursing This CoP provides RN regulatory body staff members with a common spot to access information and resources on regulatory issues, exams and innovations in regulatory policy. One of the six goals of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is to advance the regulation of registered nurses in the interest of the public.
Influenza is a serious illness that disproportionately affects certain populations who have a higher risk of complications. Influenza immunization, as the most effective method of preventing the flu, allows health-care workers to protect themselves, their families and those in their care.
Have You Thought About the Social Determinants of Health?
The health of Canadians is not shaped primarily by the medical treatments they receive or the lifestyle choices they make but by the living conditions they experience. These conditions have come to be known as the social determinants of health.
The resources within this section are offered to inform your cultural awareness, competency, and safety so as to enhance your capabilities to work with your clients in addressing their health and wellness needs
Pause before you post! Exploring the Ethics of Social Media
This webinar will explore the impact that new technologies can have on patient privacy and confidentiality, patient care, professional boundaries and the reputations of nurses and the organizations in which they work.