Seeking Representative for the Canadain 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.

Webinar:  Primary Prevention of Childhood Obesity

RNAO will be hosting a national webinar on Thursday, June 26th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT (Toronto, Ontario). The topic of this webinar is: Primary Prevention of Childhood Obesity, Second Edition, RNAO Best Practice Guideline Launch. We welcome you to attend and/or share this invitation with your colleagues.  This first webinar of a series will provide a brief outline of the RNAO guideline development process, and present an overview of RNAO’s Best Practice Guideline, Primary Prevention of Childhood Obesity, Second Edition, highlighting the scope, evidence, and specific recommendations.

Background:

This session will be part of a webinar series launched in relation to the release of the RNAO’s 2nd Edition of the Nursing Best Practice Guideline, Primary Prevention of Childhood Obesity. RNAO has designed and will deliver these webinars in order to outline the RNAO guideline development process, present an overview of the Primary Prevention of Childhood Obesity, Second Edition, and provide evidence-based strategies to inform successful implementation of the guideline, and practice change in general. Please register at: https://rnao.webex.com/rnao/onstage/g.php?d=661568804&t=a

Changes to Bylaw #9

RNANT/NU Bylaw 17 requires any proposed changes to a bylaw be forwarded to our members at least sixty days prior to a meeting at which the changes will be voted upon.  The approval of changes to Bylaw #9  will be voted on at the May AGM.  Please open the link below to see  Bylaw #9 with the highlighted change.  The bylaw can also be found under the Bylaw Section.

Bylaw 9 Changes