President's Blog 
Students: Our Future

Students are the future of our profession and need our kindness, support and experience to learn and grow. What could we do as professionals and leaders to improve the work environment for our students and for you as preceptor? 


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Demystifying NP Practice in Alberta

CARNA Deputy Registrar Barbara Waters and other Alberta nurse practitioners discuss how NPs contribute to care and why these RNs became nurse practitioners. Hosted by Alberta Health Services Health Professions Strategy and Practice.


Watch the webinar any time here.

The nursing profession wants YOU!

An effective Provincial Council needs members from a variety of practice areas with different levels of education and experience. For example, of the 13 RN members on provincial council this year, three hold a PhD, five hold a master's degree (two of these are NPs), three hold a BScN degree and two hold a diploma. 


Find out more about the President-elect and Provincial Councillor positions.


if you've ever wondered what being a CARNA provincial councillor or the CARNA president involves. Visit



Nomination deadline: April 1, 2013   

Call for election teller

CARNA is seeking an election teller and an alternate teller for the 2013 Provincial Council election. 


Read more about this opportunity and download an application form here. 

President's blog
NP webinar
AGM and Awards Gala
Call for AGM resolutions
Next Provincial Council meeting
MyCCP reminder
Call for CRNE Invigilators
NCLEX update
National Nursing Week
CINAHL database
RNs and NPs in the news
CNA call for resolutions
CNA code of ethics survey

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AGM and Awards Gala registration now open 


May 15, 2013 - AGM and Awards Gala


11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Janice Keefe | $25 + GST

Topic: Nurses providing care at home and at work:
Investigating the impact of double duty caregiving. 


1 - 5 p.m. | Annual General Meeting | No fee to attend


6 - 10 p.m. | Gala | $75 + GST


Award recipients to be announced soon!


Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre Street Southwest, Calgary

Visit for more information or to register.
Call for AGM resolutions

Resolutions that are received by April 30, 2013 and are approved by the Elections and Resolutions Committee will be posted on the CARNA website.


Submit your resolution to: or fax to 780-452-3276


For more information contact:

Janet Lapins, Chair, Elections and Resolutions Committee

403-381-1397 or

Next Provincial Council meeting in Calgary


May 14, 2013


Hyatt Regency Calgary

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Reminder: Update your MyCCP record 
We're halfway through the practice year! Take some time to update your MyCCP this month and spend more time in the sun this summer. To access MyCCP, login at
A tutorial video is now available to help you understand the Continuing Competence Program and navigate MyCCP. Check out 
CRNE Invigilators needed
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.
NCLEX Webinar & Conference  

An NCLEX-RN webinar presented by the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing is now available. The webinar provides an overview of the role of regulatory examinations, why the NCLEX was selected for Canadian RN entry to practice, an introduction to the elements of computerized adaptive testing and NCLEX development, as well as information on how students and educators can prepare for the NCLEX in 2015. 


Access the webinar and review frequently asked questions at


An NCLEX Conference will be held in Toronto on April 22, 2013. Meet the experts and gain a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of the processes used to develop the NCLEX-RN, as well as interact with colleagues across Canada. Click here to register 
National Nursing Week

Where did the CINAHL database go?
Although the CARNA library was closed in September 2012, access to the CINAHL database and many more resources are available through NurseOne; if you haven't registered with NurseOne yet, it is an easy process. You will need your registration number and an email address. Once logged in, select Library. There are a number of other library features in NurseOne that you may wish to explore, including eBooks, videos, and databases such as Medline.
If you want a short tutorial on NurseOne, watch the CARNA "Best Practice Resources" webinar at
RNs and NPs in the news
Read more about these RNs and NPs in the news here.
  • Pam Murray, Calgary Sun
  • Pamela Fald, Edmonton Journal and CTV News
  • Jessica McDowell, Claresholm Local Press
Click here to find out why these RNs and NPs received accolades:
  • Terri Woytkiw, Alberta Health Services North Star Award
  • Stephanie Harries, Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series: Emerging Women Leader
CNA call for resolutions  
The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) encourages nurse members to raise issues of national concern and make their views known by submitting resolutions for the 2013 annual general meeting.

Deadline for submissions from individual nurse members: March 26, 2013. 

CNA code of ethics survey
Should the Canadian Nurses Association update the 2008 Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses? If so, how? Take the survey to provide your feedback.
Watch for a surprise in Alberta RN 
Check out the spring issue of the Alberta RN magazine for a colourful surprise...
Advertise with Alberta RN or ARN Careers

Market to more than 33,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the Alberta RN magazine. Click here for advertising rates*. 


Employers advertising in both Alberta RN magazine and on the ARN Careers job board are eligible for a 15 per cent discount. 


To place an ad in Alberta RN magazine, please contact Jan Henry (McCrone Publications) at
1-800-727-0782 or

*Please note that advertising is not available in the AB RN Online electronic newsletter.

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