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CNA applauds government focus on innovation
CNA welcomes the federal government’s launch of an advisory panel on health-care innovation that will consult broadly with Canadians on how to make better use of existing health-care resources to improve services and health outcomes for patients.
CNA applauds government focus on innovation
Karima Velji installed as CNA’s 46th president
New course on health information science for health-care instructors
Pain management: Are we competent?
CNA encouraged by new physician report on end-of-life care

CHICA-Canada updates infection prevention & control e-learning modules

This self-paced, six-module certificate program, designed for frontline workers, assists health-care facilities and staff by means of a step-by-step overview on best practices for reducing infections through routine practices.

Nursing pioneer limited edition silver coin

In 1899, Georgina Pope became one of just four nurses in the British Empire’s nursing service to be named a lieutenant. Buy your own Royal Canadian Mint fine silver coin honouring her, today.

Summer de Souza webinars on mentorship and career development

Mentorship webinar — July 16th, 2013, 19:30-21:30

Career development webinar — August 15, 2013, 10:00-12:30

Join de Souza's June 24th career development workshop

This informative workshop is ideal for nurses wishing to explore their career-path options. Participants will learn decision-making strategies as well as how to review their careers and develop personal career plans.

Limited time CNA MasterCard offer!

Earn 1,000 bonus points and a free CNA yoga mat††. Apply today and continue to earn points for everyday eligible purchases. Points can be redeemed for great rewards. All for no annual fee!

Extreme heat events program

Learn the best ways to beat the summer heat! This timely program provides health-care providers and the public with brochures, information, tools and resources on the dangers of extreme heat and how to properly prevent heat-related illnesses.

Learn how RNs are true leaders in primary health care

Take a fascinating journey into the world of primary health care by reading 10 stories of some of Canada’s most innovative RNs. They’re responding to the needs of Canadians by boldly championing social justice and health equity and taking on important roles in interprofessional collaborative teams.

Advice on breast cancer screening

This case-based learning program was developed to provide practical, evidence-based advice on how health professionals can make patients aware of the importance of breast cancer screening. This program offers screening tools and strategies beneficial to your day-to-day practice.

CNA certification: Showing you Care to Be the Best

We’re very excited to unveil a fresh new look for CNA certification, complete with its new theme Care to Be the Best. When you make the commitment to become CNA certified, you’re showing that you Care to Be the Best.

New Certification Guidebook available to CHNC members!

With the Community Health Nurses of Canada’s new Certification Guidebook, nurses seeking CNA community health nursing certification now have access to reading lists, text-based and multimedia resources, and useful information on organizing study groups. Available through the Members Only/Forum section of the CHNC website.

Retweet & Win with CRNE Prep Tools!

You could win a $200 Apple gift card in the new CRNE Prep Tools Retweet & Win Contest! To enter, simply retweet any #prep4CRNE tweets till June 4, 2013. Visit our Twitter page /@canadanurses now!

Check out CNA’s exciting Progress in Practice webinars!

Upcoming topics include creating a successful practice environment, meeting a patient’s end-of-life needs, and increasing your understanding of aboriginal health and healing.

Immunization fluency for health-care workers

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.

Learn more about community-based, culturally appropriate HIV diagnosis and treatment

A new online MDcme course that offers training to improve front-line capacity and cultural sensitivity for HIV diagnosis and treatment is open to nurses and other health care professionals. The course is geared to those who treat aboriginal and First Nations patients.

Discover the cultural history of the nurse’s uniform

CNA is happy to support the release of Christina Bates’ A Cultural History of the Nurse’s Uniform, a richly illustrated book examining the varied meanings of nurse identity over 100 years. Available online at

The Oncology Nursing e-Mentorship Program

Our new exciting collaboration with NurseONE allows registrants secure access to our full range of program offerings. The Program strives to promote the professional and career development of all nurses.

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.

New online graduate diploma in oncology/palliative nursing — apply now!

The University of Windsor’s faculty of nursing has partnered with the de Souza Institute to offer a new online graduate diploma in advanced practice oncology/palliative nursing. The faculty is now recruiting students for the fall, 2013. Application deadline is February 15 or until available seats are filled.

New report from CNA and CASN shows record-high number of RN grads

The 2010-2011 Registered Nurses Education in Canada Statistics report found a record high number of grads from entry-to-practice registered nurse (RN) programs. Many nursing faculty members are also nearing retirement, suggesting additional qualified faculty are needed if rising enrolment rates are maintained.

Strengthening Nursing Practice

The Clinician Education Campaign, developed ‘for clinicians by clinicians’, is raising awareness about the clinical benefits of interconnected electronic health record systems. Discover why Knowing is Better Than Not Knowing.

Latest Certification Bulletin pays tribute to certified nurse honourees

The 2012 fall/winter Certification Bulletin is now online. Visit our certification page to learn more about outstanding certified nurses and their employers being recognized for their contribution to nursing, and much more.

Elder Abuse Awareness Knowledge Network Membership.

CNA and RNAO are currently looking to invite individuals into the Elder Abuse Awareness Knowledge Network, an e-forum for nurses and other health-care providers to discuss the care of older adults, with a focus on sharing of resources and strategies to support best practice.

If you are interested in joining the Elder Abuse Awareness Knowledge Network, see the Expression of Interest.

McGill University Health Centre Patient Education Guides Now Available

Developed by the MUHC health-care team for MUHC patients and their families, the first three oncology modules—for breast, ovarian and prostate—are now available. The guides use images and plain language to explain anatomy, tests, treatments, tips and other important information.

Evidence-based info on advanced practice nurses now available

Evidenced-based briefing notes to inform health-care policy-makers and administrators about the current status, roles and effectiveness of clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners are now available.

CASN Develops New RN Nursing Informatics Entry-to-practice Competencies

To promote the development of a culture within nursing education that embraces the integration of nursing informatics into curricula and professional development, CASN has developed a new set of nursing informatics competencies that every RN should possess upon graduating from an undergraduate nursing program in Canada.

CNA code of ethics apps now available

Our new app is loaded with features that will make CNA’s Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses come alive on your mobile device. Simple one tap navigation, easy searches to find what you want, and a notes feature to add your own observations. Check out the app now.  On sale at Google Play, BlackBerry App World and iTunes.

Staffing: Getting the Right Mix

Researchers and decision-makers have long recognized the role of nurse staffing in the delivery of safe and competent client care.

Join CNA-NurseONE’s Learning Network!

Take charge of your professional development and lifelong learning! Join CNA-NurseONE’s Learning Network to access over 145 accredited continuing education courses made for nurses by nurses.

Take as many courses as you like for only $29.95 per year.

Sign up today and take a continuing education course for FREE!

The McMaster Health Forum convened two stakeholder dialogues on the topics of integrating nurse practitioners in primary health care, and integrating clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in acute health care. The dialogues and issue briefs to inform them were funded primarily through the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Nurses Association and Health Canada. Topic overviews (summaries of the dialogues and issue briefs) are available in both French and English on the Forum website in the Products section. Video interviews with participants are also available.

CNA Webinar Series: Sneak peek at CNA–NurseONE’s new learning network

Find out how every Canadian nurse can enjoy 24-7 access to over 145 accredited, courses developed by nurses for nurses. Have a look at the platform and courses, as well as how you can maintain your Lifelong Learning Record (a central repository for all your e-learning activities), post on the Discussion Board in informal knowledge exchanges and “follow” peers to see what they are learning and how they are advancing in their careers.

“A Story About Care” Video Launch

The Canadian Virtual Hospice and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, in association with the Health Design Laboratory at U of T, launch A Story About Care, a video about Jim Mulcahy’s experience with care as he lives with end-stage lymphoma and cares for his wife, who has Huntington’s disease. This teaching tool is intended to help integrate palliative and end-of-life competencies into Canadian nursing curricula, but the intensely personal story also has the potential to affect care across disciplines throughout Canada and beyond.


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