Shining the spotlight on nursing in 2020

Shining the spotlight on nursing in 2020
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                           Here’s to 2020! The nursing profession will mark
                           the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s
                           birth on May 12, joining the World Health                Read Canadian
                           Organization and colleagues nationally and               Nurse online
                           globally to celebrate the Year of the
                           Nurse and Midwife.
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                         2020 will be a significant once-in-a-lifetime              renew your
opportunity. So let’s get involved in local, provincial, national and               CNA certification
international initiatives to raise the profile and impact of nursing.

As you’ll read in this CNA Today, CNA has been ramping up many                      Get member
initiatives for 2020, culminating in the June biennial convention.                  discounts,
I encourage you to join us in Ottawa!                                               products and
CNA continues to explore how best to meet the needs of current and
future members. Under the guidance of the board of directors and
officers, we have hosted several engagement and dialogue sessions
across Canada. We’ve appreciated hearing your excellent feedback
on what CNA needs to do to build a vibrant and relevant professional
nursing association for all regulated nurses. Thank you! More sessions
are planned and I look forward to hearing your perspectives.
                                                                              If you already
Wishing you all the best in 2020,                                             have a
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Claire Betker, President
RN, MN, PhD, CCHN(C)                                                        
Shining the spotlight on nursing in 2020

  Advocacy campaign targets NP barriers
   Private health-care insurers urged to amend policies
   CNA and the Nurse Practitioner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         definitions of prescribers, even       up and let private health insurance
   Association of Canada (NPAC)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           though these activities are well       companies know that they must
   are calling on all health insurance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    within NPs’ legal scope                review their policies and correct
   companies who provide private                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of practice.                           them so that future prescriptions
   health insurance plans in Canada to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           written by NPs are honoured. By
   amend their policies and language                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In 2018, there were 5,697 NPs          doing so, the companies will be
   to reflect the legal scope of practice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 practising across Canada. NPs in       acknowledging NPs’ legal scope of
   of nurse practitioners (NPs).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          primary care serve nearly three        practice and helping reduce delays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          million Canadians. Insurance           in patient treatment.
    Most Canadian private insurance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       plan members with an NP as their
    plans reimburse their clients only                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    primary care provider should not       Visit to
    for physician-issued prescriptions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    be subject to reduced access to        learn more about the campaign and
    for medically necessary devices                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       health insurance coverage.             see how you can take action.
    and supplies as well as treatments
    performed by other health                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CNA and NPAC have launched
    professionals. NPs are not included                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a national campaign calling on
    in Canadian private insurance plans’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nurses and the public to stand

Climate change: tips for nurses and patients

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • With your patients: encourage them to make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     healthy lifestyle choices that also reduce
    Public health threats related to climate change include
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     greenhouse gas emissions
    prolonged allergen seasons, spread of Lyme disease,
    cardiorespiratory impacts due to worsening air pollution,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Get more strategies from CNA’s fact sheet,
    and heat stroke and death from increased                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Climate change and health in your nursing practice,”
    heat waves.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 available at

Shining the spotlight on nursing in 2020
Academy of
Nursing aims to                                        Join today!
inform, inspire                                        All CNA members are eligible to become members of
leaders                                                the academy. We invite you to join if you are interested
                                                       in developing your leadership skills and sharing your
                                                       strategies for workplace success.

CNA has taken a major step forward in advancing        For an annual fee of $62 (plus applicable tax), academy
nursing leadership with our recent creation of the     members can take advantage of many benefits such as:
Canadian Academy of Nursing.
                                                          • Access to the following Longwoods publications
The academy is the first pan-Canadian organization          (valued at over $262): Canadian Journal of Nursing
dedicated to identifying, educating, supporting, and        Leadership, Healthcare Papers, Healthcare Policy,
celebrating nursing leaders across all the regulated        Healthcare Quarterly and World Health
categories and all domains of practice.                     & Population.

                                                          • Access to online communities of
                                                            leadership practice.

                                                          • Access to leadership resources. As part of CNA’s
                                                            commitment to the Nursing Now Canada initiative,
Leadership institute                                        the academy will spearhead the development of
                                                            core competencies for nursing
In other leadership news, we’re pleased to
                                                            leadership in Canada.
report the Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders
Institute has transferred fully to CNA. The               • Eligibility to be nominated for the Canadian
well-known institute will continue to offer                 Academy of Nursing Fellowship Program.
health-care leaders a concentrated program                  Honouring the best of our profession, academy
of study of leadership principles, models,                  fellows will earn the right to use the credential
behaviours, skills and tools.                               Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nursing
                                                            (FCAN) for life.

                                                       Visit to see all that the academy
        presents                                       has to offer.

  Leading in Complex Environments:
     Finding the Courage to Lead
         Four-day residential institute
                                                           Founding members
           MAY             BMO INSTITUTE
                           FOR LEARNING,                   We are grateful for the support of the academy’s
          19-22            TORONTO
            2020                                           founding members, who included existing members
                                                           of the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses,
          Learn more and register at                       the Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario board
                                                           of directors, founders of the Dorothy Wylie Health
                         Leaders Institute, and the CNA board of directors.
Shining the spotlight on nursing in 2020

                  CARE OF                                                               

                  TO TAKE
        JUNE 22-24
The theme for CNA’s 2020 biennial convention is Take Care of Nurses to
Take Charge of Health. Because the well-being of nurses is essential
to building effective health systems, the convention will be full of
inspirational ideas, conversations and practical strategies for ensuring
the nursing profession is ready to deliver quality care.

We’re focusing on nurses’ health in part       speakers, solution labs, coach’s corners,        has a welcoming cosmopolitan vibe and is
because the World Health Organization has      panel presentations, PechaKucha 20X20s           known for being exceptionally walkable.
declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse      and networking opportunities — all geared        Extend your stay and explore Parliament Hill
and Midwife in celebration of the 200th        toward the free flow of ideas nurses and         and the city’s many parks, attractions and
anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.   CNA can put into action.                         museums. Be sure to visit Ottawa’s historic
                                                                                                ByWard Market, which boasts a bustling
Over 500 nursing colleagues from across        CNA is thrilled to again hold the event in       farmers’ market and chic shops during
Canada will converge in Ottawa for CNA’s       the nation’s capital, a beautiful urban centre   the day and hums with nightlife after the
exciting 2020 biennial convention. Our         where you can enjoy the great outdoors           workday is done.
program features outstanding keynote           just minutes from your hotel room. Ottawa

                                 Register at
Shining the spotlight on nursing in 2020
CONVENTION                                                                                              HELP CHART A
HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                              NEW DIRECTION
                                                                                                        FOR NURSING AND HEALTH CARE

                                                                                                      Board members from CNA will attend all the
                                                                                                      abstract presentations. We want to listen to
                                                                                                      your ideas and figure out the best ways to
                                                                                                      take care of nurses and take charge of health
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:                                     KEYNOTE SPEAKER:                                 care. We aim to arm you with knowledge as
HELEN BEVAN                                          RICHARD BOOTH                                    well as a practical to-do list to bring about
                                                                                                      even the smallest improvements long after
Helen is a dynamic leader on the world               Richard is a leading Canadian thinker            the convention has ended.
stage who helped take the U.K.’s National            on technology and health. Prepare to be
Health Service to its number 1 ranking               challenged as Richard imagines ways we
among the health systems of wealthy                  may work alongside robots in health care         Abstracts will be presented
nations. She will share her usual frank              — one of the many ways we can think              on the following themes:
talk about the need to create and sustain            about using technology to support our
meaningful change in health systems.                 practice so nurses can focus on the work             • Health and wellness
                                                     that really needs a human touch!                       of practice settings:
                                                                                                            creating the best work environments
ABSTRACT                                                                                                  • Intra-professional collaboration:
PRESENTATIONS                                        NURSING LEADERS                  LIMITED
                                                                                                            getting the best from all types
Abstracts will be presented by nurses on             COACH’S CORNERS                                        of nurses
a diverse range of topics. Presentation
formats include panels and PechaKucha                                                                     • Self-care:
20X20s. Posters will also be on display.                                                                    helping nurses help themselves

                                                                                                          • Resilience in health
                                                                                                            systems and care settings:
FELLOWSHIP AND                                                                                              examining the role of structures in
AWARD PRESENTATIONS                                  KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
                                                                                                            workplace wellness
Join us as we honour nursing’s finest!
200 Nightingale Fellows will be inducted             LISA COLEMAN
into the Canadian Academy of Nursing.                Lisa will challenge our thinking about
Nursing leaders from across Canada will be           inclusivity, diversity and belonging in
presented with CNA’s prestigious Orders of
Merit and Jean Mance award. A reception
                                                     building strong and resilient individuals,        IMPORTANT
                                                     teams and organizations. Join us for this
will follow.                                         rare chance to share a conversation with a
                                                     global change-maker!

                                                                                                                 January 30
            Visit for program updates!                                                    Deadline to submit nominations
                                                                                                                 for CNA’s nursing awards

CNA MEMBERS:                                         Early-bird rates in effect until May 24, 2020.              June 21
                                                     Reduced one-day rates for June 23 or 24 only                Nursing leadership workshops
Save over $270 on early-bird                         are also available. The CNA annual meeting
rates for the full convention!                       of members on June 22 is free.
                                                                                                                 June 22
                                                                                                                 CNA annual meeting of members
                                             NON-                      NURSING
                                           MEMBERS                    STUDENTS                                   June 23-24
            $689                       $965                          $242                                        CNA biennial convention
                                                     network lends
Revamped                                             expertise to
website sees                                         CNA Accreditation
boost in readers                                     Program
The Canadian Nurse’s new online format is
attracting new readers and providing insightful      Before any continuing education program application
content for the nursing profession.                  is approved by the CNA Accreditation Program, it must
                                                     pass a rigorous assessment to ensure that learning and
The modern and refreshed design, along with new      development initiatives meet CNA’s standards
and relevant content posted weekly, is clearly       of excellence.
being well received. From August to October, for
instance, we experienced an over 80% increase        This assessment is provided by nurse experts identified by
in new visitors to the website.                      members of the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties,
                                                     including: Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology;
Our goal with is to publish       Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses; Canadian
content that supports your professional nursing      Family Practice Nurses Association; Canadian Federation
practice and is relevant to your career. For         of Mental Health Nurses; Canadian Gerontological
example, articles on Promising Practices tackle      Nursing Association; Canadian Society of Aesthetic
specific problem areas while every Feature delves    Specialty Nurses; Canadian Society of Gastroenterology
into a key policy or workplace issue. Some of the    Nurses and Associates; National Emergency Nurses
more popular articles published this fall include:   Association; and, Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy
                                                     and Continence Canada.
   • Putting yourself back together
   • Nursing burnout: We are not doing enough
   • Why do nurses pursue a master’s degree?

If you haven’t yet visited the website, we invite
you to browse new articles, search for topics of
interest, and delve into the archives.

                                                Newly accredited
                                                                            programs now available!
                                                                            Topics include:
                                                                              • Nutrition of high-risk pre-term infants
                                                                              • PeriAnesthesia nursing
                                                                              • Vasomotor symptoms in menopause
                                                                              • Injectables training in non-surgical
                                                                              • Substance use and addiction
                                                                              • Essentials for pediatric endocrine nurses
                                                                              • Cancer Care Basics

New courses now available
on the CNA Learning Centre
CNA has partnered with the World Continuing Education          Visit
Alliance and the International Council of Nurses to            for more information on
release a diverse lineup of continuing professional            available courses. Take charge
development courses. The new courses were released             of your continuing professional
on our innovative CNA Learning Centre website this fall        development!
to give our members more opportunities to expand and
enhance their clinical practice skills.

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Program adds exams                                                             certification and to track your
                                                                                    application progress

The CNA Certification Program is excited about what
we have in store for 2020! We’re introducing exams for
registered psychiatric nurses and developing a new exam        The new exams build on our recent work to diversify the
for licensed/registered practical nurses.                      CNA Certification Program. In 2019, for instance, we
                                                               launched a certification exam in pediatrics for registered
The application window opens January 9. For the first          nurses and nurse practitioners (in collaboration with
time, registered psychiatric nurses can apply to write         the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses) as well
exams in gerontology and in psychiatric and                    as a gerontology certification for licensed/registered
mental health.                                                 practical nurses (in collaboration with the Canadian
                                                               Gerontological Nursing Association and the Registered
Our team has been collaborating with nurse experts to          Practical Nurses Association of Ontario).
develop a medical-surgical nursing certification exam
specifically tailored for the scope of practice of licensed/   Watch for our booth at upcoming
registered practical nurses. We’ll begin accepting             specialty association conferences,
applications this June from nurses to write the                where we’ll be promoting the value of
exam in November.                                              becoming CNA certified.

Visit for 2020 dates and to see
the new and existing exams for all categories of nurses.

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