Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: Choosing Wisely for Those with Type 2 Diabetes not Using Insulin 

Tuesday, September 26, 12-1 p.m. ET

More testing is not always better when it comes to the self-monitoring of blood glucose in Type 2 diabetes. That’s one of the key recommendations in Nine Things Nurses and Patients Should Question (available here) which was developed as part of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign and released by CNA in January. Building on this document, we invite you to join us to hear the latest evidence from our partners at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and what this means for nursing practice across Canada. 

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Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning in Primary Health Care: A Review for Nurse Practitioners

October 10-November 24, 2017 (7-week online course)

This 7 week online course for Nurse Practitioners and/or nurse practitioner students offers a focused review of advanced health assessment. Emphasis is placed on the clinical reasoning and decision-making skills required to accurately assess and diagnose clients typically seen in a primary health care setting across the lifespan. Participants will enhance their physical assessment skills; as well as improve their understanding and expertise in the collection of data and diagnostic formulation.  Aspects of clinical reasoning will be investigated, critically reviewed and applied to pediatric and adult case studies. Clinical, theoretical and scientific knowledge will be synthesized through the identification and management of existing and potential client states of health and illness across the lifespan.

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The 7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity – Beyond the Clinic

October 24-26, 2018

Calgary, AB

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 7th conference will focus on a range of topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering the broader social and environmental factors that influence the health of children, adolescents, and families. This multi-theme meeting will explore the role that health care professionals can play in promoting healthy strategies within the greater community to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents living with obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of successful collaborations that span diverse settings, including the health care system, government, schools, and community at-large.

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15th Biennial Custody and Caring International Conference on the Nurse’s Role in the Criminal Justice System

October 4-6, 2017, Saskatoon, SK

2017 Conference Theme – Contemporary Challenges, Opportunities, and Collaborations.

A forum for highlighting innovations in practice, education, research, and policy development in the field of forensic mental health and correctional health care in Canada and throughout the world. Clinical issues and work life issues unique to nurses, health care professionals and other professionals working within forensic mental health and correctional environments will be featured.

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NWTNEP: 7th International Nurse Education Conference

The NETNEP series of conferences are designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience of nursing, midwifery and healthcare workforce education worldwide. NETNEP 2018 will continue this philosophy by encouraging the sharing of research and practice of nursing, midwifery and healthcare education as it impacts on the learning experience of students and qualified practitioners and the health and social care needs, and safety, of the individuals and communities it serves worldwide.

Keynote talks will be supplemented by oral presentations; short talks with accompanying poster; posters and ‘rapid 5s’ (5 minute oral presentations) for which abstracts are invited by September 1, 2017 on the following conference themes:

  • Teaching & assessment
  • Learning in practice – Clinical education
  • New technologies, simulation and social media in teaching and practice
  • Curriculum innovation & development
  • Evidence and educational discourse
  • Research, scholarship and evaluation
  • Professional development & leadership

For more information and to submit abstracts visit:

Room 217 Care Through Music

National Music Care Conference

Edmonton, AB

Room 217, with its partners, the Winspear Centre and the Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research, is bringing its one-day, national Music Care Conference to Edmonton Nov. 6. Presentations include Dr. Corene Hurt-Thaut on neurologic music therapy and rehabilitation, Julian West on participatory arts and dementia care, Jennifer Buchanan on Music Therapy and Mental Health, and Nadia Chana on music for grief and bereavement. The conference kicks off with a performance by Sherryl Sewepagaham, and wraps up with Sean McCann, founding member of Great Big Sea. This conference is for anyone who wants to learn more about the role music plays in care. Delegates include allied healthcare providers, family and volunteer caregivers, care receivers, musicians, spiritual care providers and students. Early bird pricing is in effect until Sept. 21. For more information, visit, or call toll-free 1-844-985-0217.

Wound Management for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses: A Best Practice Boot Camp on Lower Extremity Ulcers

October 13-14, 2017

This interactive two day course will provide Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses with up-to-date practices in wound management, focusing on the management of lower extremity ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. The course will equip NPs and APNs with the knowledge and skill to effectively assess, diagnose and manage lower extremity wounds. Interactive simulation lab sessions will focus on physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, selection and use of wound treatments; and advanced wound management techniques.

This course is offered by the Centre for Professional Development at Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto.

More information is available here.

Diabetes Educator Courses

Diabetes is an emerging epidemic. No matter what area of healthcare you work in, you will encounter people affected by diabetes. New approaches to diabetes management are continuously appearing.

This comprehensive course is for health professionals from a variety of disciplines who face diabetes in practice. The goal is to update your understanding of the complexities of diabetes care, and learn effective approaches to educate those affected by diabetes. It is an ideal course if you are entering the dynamic, specialty field of diabetes education. While this course is not specifically designed as preparation for the CDE examination, it will serve as an excellent review in your preparation to become a certified diabetes educator. 

Vancouver 2017

October 19-21, 2017

Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre



Toronto 2017

November 16-18, 2017

Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport


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Understanding Dementia MOOC

Begins July 24th; enrolment is open

The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is an easily accessible 9 week online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It is free and anyone can enrol. 

For more information, go here

Upcoming CNPS Webinars

Public Health & Community Health Nursing and the Law

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Public health and community health nursing is a unique area of nursing which may present unique challenges for nurses. This webinar will provide nurses an overview of legal risks and direction on how to best protect themselves when practicing in this area.

Legal Risks for New Grad

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Have you graduated recently? Attend this free webinar on legal issues of interest to newly graduated nurses. Different issues will be presented by a CNPS lawyer, with the opportunity for you to ask questions.

L’infirmière, la documentation et le droit (in French)
13 septembre 2017, 12 h à 13 h HAE

To register or for more infomation, visit the CNPS page here

CNA Certification Program

The CNA Certification Program is now accepting applications. 

CNA certification is a nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for registered nurses. The first certification exam, offered in 1991, was in neuroscience nursing. Today, nearly 17,000 RNs are CNA certified in one of 20 specialties.

Important dates for nurses to get certified by exam and for certified nurses due to renew in 2017

Initial or renewal by exam


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June 1 – Sept. 1

Nov. 1 – 15



Renewal by continuous learning (CL)

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Jan. 3 – Nov. 30

Please note: All certifications set to expire in 2017 are valid until December 31, 2017.

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The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

For nearly sixty years, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN has remained Canada’s only post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to health sciences education. With an emphasis on interprofessional collaboration, leadership, and simulation-based learning, our Continuing Education courses and programs help busy health care professionals maintain their skills, enhance or advance their practice, reach their professional development goals, and contribute to the health care needs across Canada and beyond.

The Continuing Education brochure is available here


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