last updated: April 28, 2023

Canada names new Chief Nursing Officer

As Canada’s largest group of regulated health professionals with more than 400,000 members, nurses are critical to Canada’s health care system. The Government of Canada recognizes the immense contributions and sacrifices they made throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to make everyday. To that end, on February 1, 2022, the Government of Canada launched a

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Public Review – National Occupational Standard (NOS) for Personal Care Providers (PSWs, HCAs, CCAs, RCWs, etc.)

The public review of the national occupational standard for personal care providers* will take place from July 21, 2022 to September 8, 2022. About the project Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has worked with its members, provinces and territories, employers, workers, and other stakeholders to create a draft of a national occupational standard for personal care

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Nurses as Health Activists

Looking for volunteers to take part in a study of health activism. To participate in the study, individuals must be: 1) a registered nurse, registered practical nurse or a baccalaureate nursing student; 2) involved in health activism as part of their nursing practice; 3) working or studying in Canada; 4) are 18 years of age

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Now Recruiting for NCLEX Item Development Opportunities

NCSBN is currently recruiting qualified nurses to serve on upcoming item development panels for NCLEX and Next Generation NCLEX (NGN). Volunteers who participate on these panels are an integral part of the exam development process and we need your help. Please forward this information to qualified nurses in your jurisdiction: Educators of licensed practical/vocational nurse

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PEER North Evidence-based Navigation of Northern Medicine – Inaugural Conference 2022

After years of communication with Northern health care providers, the Northwest Territories Medical Association (NWTMA) sensed a need for greater collaboration to share experiences and knowledge unique to Northern Practice. With support from Practice NWT, and in partnership with PEER; Patients, Experience, Evidence, Research; an organization free from industry bias; we are enthusiastic about creating

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AGM October 2022

The Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut will be hold its Annual General Meeting on October 22, 2022. This will be a hybrid event (virtual/in person).  More details will be posted in the upcoming weeks. Call for Nominations – coming soon Call for Resolutions – coming soon

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Upcoming Webinar: Nursing and Criminal Negligence

Canadian Nurses Protective Society Nursing Week Webinar: Nursing and Criminal Negligence Due to popular demand, we have brought back our webinar on Nursing and Criminal Negligence. In a recent American court decision, a nurse was criminally charged after unintentionally administering the wrong medication to a patient, causing death. The nurse now faces several years in

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Health Care Professionals: Research Study Participants Needed

The 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒖𝒎𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑹𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝑳𝒂𝒃 at McMaster University is currently running a research study funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding healthcare workers’ mental health and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested healthcare workers may choose to participate in both an interview and a survey, or a survey alone. This study will yield

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The CNA Mantra: We Answer The Call

The Canadian Nurses Association released this mantra in video format last year to highlight the work that is done by nurses to #AnswerTheCall. This video is worth watching on repeat, to remind us of the hard work and dedication that nurses lend to the rest of the world. Click here to access the video 

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