Win tickets to see Oprah!
 
Thanks to a generous donation from TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, one lucky CARNA member will win two tickets to An Evening with Oprah in Edmonton on Jan. 21, 2013
 
 It's easy to enter: 
  1. Like our Facebook page.
  2. Click the Sweepstakes tab that says "Win Oprah Tickets" to submit your entry.
  3. Review pop-up dialogue box and click Cancel or Go To App. You must click Go To App to enter the contest.
  4. Wait for green text that says "Thank you for your submission."
Deadline: Jan. 11, 2013
 
Draw: Jan. 14, 2013.
 
Eligibility:
You must be a current practising or non-practising CARNA member in good standing and have a Facebook account. You may only enter this contest once.
  
Deadline for nominations extended!
  
Due to technical difficulties with www.carnaawards.ca, we have extended the CARNA Awards of Nursing Excellence nomination deadline to Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
 
Thank you to members who already submitted a nomination. We appreciate your patience.  
 
    
 
Go to www.carnaawards.ca to nominate an RN or NP for an Award of Nursing Excellence or to nominate someone from outside the profession for the Partner in Health Award.

 

Please note: the Login button on the awards site is used to access partially completed nominations. A password will be emailed to you after you have completed the first page of the nomination so that you can come back to it later. Your MyCARNA password is not linked to the awards site
  

Questions? Email carnaawards@nurses.ab.ca.

Contents
Oprah tickets
CARNA Awards
PC meeting
President's blog
Continuing Competence tutorial
Privacy education modules
CRNE volunteers needed
NP practice milestone
AGM and Awards Gala
Accolades
RNs and NPs in the news
Where do my fees go?
Careers
Bookstore
Events
New ARNET website
Thermography machines advisory
Dr. John Walters Award



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Holiday closure

CARNA will be closed from Dec. 24, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013.
Provincial Council meeting
 
Jan. 24-25, 2013
  
 
President's Blog:
Take Action on Wellness
  

 

Promoting health and wellness is an integral part of your work every day. What are your ideas on wellness and what do you believe should be the primary targets and strategies moving forward in Alberta?

 

Join the conversation on the President's Blog.  Visit our blog

New Continuing Competence video tutorial!
 
A new tutorial video is now available to help you understand the Continuing Competence Program and navigate MyCCP. Check out www.nurses.ab.ca/cctutorial. 
Privacy education modules now available online  

CARNA has developed four online privacy education modules for self-directed learning. Each module is followed by a quiz to help you assess whether you have understood the privacy principles that have been presented. Please turn on your speakers for sound during the modules. Click here to view the privacy modules at www.carnaprivacy.com.

Invigilators needed for CRNE
 
Invigilators ensure the security of exams before, during and after writing sessions of the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE) and ensure all candidates write the exam under fair conditions.
 
Health Canada decision a milestone for NP practice
 

The recent approval by Health Canada of the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations (NCPR) eliminates a significant barrier for regulators to authorize nurse practitioners, midwives and podiatrists to prescribe controlled drugs and substances.

 

CARNA will now focus on developing the regulatory processes for NPs in Alberta to assume the additional prescribing authority of controlled drugs and substances to their existing authority to prescribe Schedule 1 drugs.

 

Click here for more information.
Save the date! AGM and Awards Gala
 

May 15, 2013

 

Lunch with keynote speaker (TBA) | $25*

 

Afternoon: Annual General Meeting (all welcome, no fee to attend)

 

Evening: Gala | $75*

 

Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre Street Southwest, Calgary

 

*Registration open soon

 

NEW: The Provincial Council meeting will take place in Calgary May 13-14, 2013

Accolades
 
Click here to find out why these RNs and NPs received accolades:
  • Kathleen Pike, Banff Crag & Canyon
  • Debra Kasowski, Edmonton Journal
RNs and NPs in the news 
 
Check out these RNs and NPs in the news by clicking here.
  • Carolyn Hogan, Calgary Herald
  • Lyndel Kasa, Camrose Canadian
  • Roxanne Stelmaschuk, Camrose Canadian
  • Nancy Priest, Calgary 24 Hours
  • Wendy Henry, Red Deer Advocate
  • Don Flaming, Brooks Bulletin
Where do my fees go?  

Did you know that registration fees account for more than 85 per cent of CARNA revenues? Click here to find out how we are putting your money to work. 
Careers
 

ARN Careers connects RNs and NPs with Alberta employers.

Bookstore 
 

The CARNA Online Bookstore offers 600,000 active titles! A 

portion of your purchase is invested into CARNA and your profession. Browse the CARNA Bookstore.

Events
 

Visit the CARNA Events page to check out upcoming conferences, education sessions and reunions.

 

Have an upcoming nursing event? Submit it to our events page here. 

ARNET
 
Looking for information about your nursing charity? Check out the new Alberta Registered Nurses Education Trust website at www.arnet.ca.
Thermography machines not authorized to screen for breast cancer
 
Alberta Health has advised that no thermography (thermal imaging) machines have been approved to screen for breast cancer in Canada. Click here for more information. 
Call for nominations
 
The Alberta Public Health Association is seeking nominees for the Dr. John Waters Memorial award, which recognizes leadership in the field of public health. Deadline: January 31, 2013. For more information, click here.

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