RNANT/NU Bylaw Revisions

Please be advised revisions have been made to Bylaw 2, Bylaw 3 and Bylaw 4.  Revisions to the Bylaws will require approval by RNANT/NU members at the Annual General Meeting on April 25th.  These Bylaws can be found on the Bylaw Page of the website.

November 03, 2014

A new tab has been added to our RNANT/NU website entitled:

                                                “Entry to Practice Exams”.

In this section, you can learn more about examinations for:

Registered Nurses – NCLEX – RN Examination

Nurse Practitioners – CNPE: F/AA (Family All Ages)

 

NCLEX- RN examination

Registration for this examination is now open. If you are an applicant who is planning to write the examination in 2015, please review the “Entry to Practice Exams” page of our website for more information.

CNPE: F/AA examination

The CNPE: F/AA examination is offered in Yellowknife two times a year in the spring and the fall.  If you are an applicant who is planning to write the examination in 2015, please contact the RNANT/NU office for more information.

Ebola Virus

RNANT/NU is aware of the Ebola outbreak in Africa and the recent cases in the United States are a concern for RNs.  Below is a link to the CNA’s Ebola Virus page on their website.  There you will find links to information about the Ebola Virus.

http://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/on-the-issues/better-health/infectious-diseases/ebola-virus-disease

For nurses practicing in the Northwest Territories, you can contact the office of the Chief Public Health Officer at (867)920-8646 with any questions or concerns you may have.

For nurses practicing in Nunavut, you can contact the office of the Chief Public Health Officer at HealthHEM@gov.nu.ca  with any questions or concerns you may have.

Tell CNA what you think!  Go to the CNA page of our website to complete a CNA Member Survey.  There is a change to win one of two $500 cash prizes.

NCLEX-RN: National Council Licensure Examination for

Registered Nurses

 

The NCLEX-RN will be the entry to practice examination to become a registered nurse in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as all Canadian provinces (excluding Quebec).  

Please watch the RNANT/NU website for updates regarding the NCLEX-RN.

 

NCLEX RN Item Development Volunteer Opportunities:

Opportunities are available for Registered Nurses to volunteer in the development of the NCLEX – RN examination in the roles of Item Reviewers and/or Item Writers.

Qualifications:

Item Reviewers

  1. You must be a registered nurse in good standing.
  2. You must be currently employed in clinical nursing practice, working directly with nurses who have entered practice within the last 12 months, specifically supervising, preceptoring, or mentoring.

Item Writers

  1. You must be a registered nurse in good standing with a master’s degree or higher.
  2. You must be responsible for teaching and supervising basic/undergraduate students in the clinical area.

 

For further information about these volunteer opportunities and the time commitment involved, please click on the e- link for the NCSBN website:

         https://examvolunteers.ncsbn.org/NCLEX/NCLEXQualifierCAN.aspx

Seeking Representative for the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses

The Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses is currently seeking a representative from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut for their Board.  The representative should have an interest in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.  Preference will be given to candidates with a CNA Certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.  Monthly teleconferences are held by the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses.  As a board member your participation would be required for a minimum of 50% per year.  As well, whenever possible the Board Representative will be in attendance at the Biennial Conference, Annual General Meeting and Board Strategy Development Meeting.  If there are events in one the territories, you may be asked to attend on behalf of the President and/or Board.

 

If you are interested in the above position please send a letter expressing your interest and a copy of your resume to Donna Stanley-Young, Executive Director RNANT/NU either by e-mail to ed@rnantnu.ca or by fax to (867) 873-2336 by September 19th , 2014.

 

2015 Registration Fees

As you know, the cost of professional liability protection from the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) and membership with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are included in your annual registration fees.  CNPS has determined that the fee requirement for 2015 will be in the amount of $34.00 per RN and $85.50 per NP.  These rates represent an increase of $4.50 for RNs and $11.00 for NPs over the 2014 rates.  The Board of Directors has decided RNANT/NU will absorb the cost of the fee increase for our members. Our members will pay the 2014 rates for CNPS professional liability protection for the 2015 year.

If you have questions about CNPS fees, the levels of professional liability protection, legal assistance or if you need advice with a nursing-related legal issue you can contact CNPS at 1-800-267-3390.

RNANT/NU Board of Directors and staff annually review its fee requirement to ensure the set fees allow it to meet operating costs.  The last of a five year fee increment, $ 50.00 approved in 2010 will occur in 2015.

Please be advised, the past practice of providing a fee rebate for those members not reimbursed by their employers will cease effective the 2015 renewal period.

Remember –  the 2015 renewal period is from October 1st to November 30th, 2014.  Any renewals received from December 1st to December 31st, 2014 are subject to a $100.00 + GST late fee.