May 6 – 12, 2013, is National Nursing Week and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is recognizing the occasion by providing a special offer to undergraduate nursing students.
Nursing students who join RNAO as an Undergraduate Nursing Student Associate during Nursing Week or after will have their associate membership automatically renewed in the fall of 2013 at no cost. This means associate membership until October 31, 2014, for just $20. Membership in the Nursing Students of Ontario (NSO) is included.
The Nursing Students of Ontario is pleased to release its newsletter for Winter 2013. Discover what Ontario’s nursing students have been up to and learn about some important upcoming events. The newsletter is available for download in PDF format (1.19 MB).
"On behalf of RNAO's Pediatric Nurses Interest Group; I am hoping you can disseminate our Fall Membership Drive poster targeting undergraduate Nursing Students. I have attached a letter explaining PedNIG's mandate and goals as well as the Memebrship Drive Poster. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Vivian, RN, BScN
Pediatric Nurses Interest Group
Nursing Students form across Ontario have come together in one document to provide tips for success in Nursing School. The document in divided into sections such as time management and schedule, finances, extracurricular, essay/paper writing and a few others.
Thank you to all the contributors from across the province as well as the editing group from the Nursing Students of Ontario Executive.
As their final Major Research Project with the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, Layla Mashkoor and Nicole Rallis are making a documentary about Hamilton, Ontario. The documentary, uses Hamilton as a case study to challenge traditional theoretical perspectives on urban governmentality, and to examine "the city" as a new space of politics. Through the artistic medium of film, Layla and Nicole, aim to converge personal and historical accounts of Hamilton to develop a more holistic perspective on the politics of space, place, and time.
The Health Council of Canada releases Progress Report 2012: Health
care renewal in Canada. The report highlights progress achieved since 2003
in five key areas: home and community care, health human resources,
telehealth, access to care in the North, and health indicators.
What the Health Council found was that overall, provinces and territories met
most of what was expected of them as laid out in the accords. However, it has
not brought the large-scale change, and evidence suggests the accords were
designed with vague commitments and low expectations.
This year, CCACs are introducing a new program, hiring 144 nurses to work with district school boards to address the needs of students with mental health and addictions issues as part of the Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.
As nursing students we need to be aware of and concerned about the College of Nurses of Ontario's (CNO) and nine other Canadian RN regulators' decision to use an American company to provide the electronic exams for licensing of Registered Nurses in Canada. The change is supposed to take effect as of 2015.
This decision was made without consultation with other Canadian nursing bodies.