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.
More information available here
The 7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity – Beyond the Clinic
October 24-26, 2018
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.
For more information, please visit the website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/obesity2018/
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.
For more information: www.custodyandcaring.usask.ca
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: www.elsevier.com/netnep-conference
National Music Care Conference
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 www.musiccareconference.ca, 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
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.
October 19-21, 2017
Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre
November 16-18, 2017
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
Registration is now available: https://ubc.eventsair.com/dect2017/reg/Site/Register
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
Social Media and Technology
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
Legal Risks for New Grad
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
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
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
June 1 – Sept. 1
Nov. 1 – 15
Renewal by continuous learning (CL)
Renewal by CL
Jan. 3 – Nov. 30
Please note: All certifications set to expire in 2017 are valid until December 31, 2017.
For more information, please visit: https://www.nurseone.ca/en/certification