ARNPEI Council Meeting, September 30, 2011
Strategic Plan (2011-16) :
The draft plan is nearing completion. The results of the electronic questionnaire and external scanning workshop have been compiled. Council will be hosting a focus group to develop a tag as part of ARNPEI branding to members and the public.
President’s Report :
Marilyn provided an update on the June CNA Board meeting, the expert commissions, the Health Accord and the CNA jurisdictional lobby for the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Copies of the CMA/CNA Principles to Guide Heath Care Transformation in Canada were circulated. Health Canada is committed to moving forward with the proposed New Class of Practitioners Regulations (NCPR). An RFP has been developed for computer adaptive testing for the national RN examination.
Sincere congratulations are extended to Vera Dewar on receiving the Order of Canada, September 16, 2010. Dr Margaret Munro was recognized at UPEI Founder’s Day, September 24, 2011 for her work in developing the PHC conceptual framework for the UPEI School of Nursing.
UPEI will be hosting the Atlantic Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) Conference on October 21 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. Marilyn will be bringing greetings on behalf of ARNPEI. Marilyn also represented ARNPEI at the PEI Medical Society’s Annual President’s Reception & Dinner on September 10.
CNA Cross-Country Tour:
CNA is organizing a cross-country tour with PEI scheduled for November 28-29, 2011. The itinerary includes site visits, meetings with government officials and media interviews. Each ARNPEI member will be receiving an invitation to attend a session at 3:00 pm at the Delta Hotel on Nov 29.
UPEI CASN Accreditation:
Council approved the CASN recommendation for a seven-year accreditation status (2011-2018) for the UPEI School of Nursing
Entry Level Competencies:
Council approved extending the date of 2007-10 ELC document to 2011-15.
Professional Conduct Review:
Helen Flynn was appointed as investigator. Updates were provided on Case No. 2009-003; 2010-001; 2010-002; 2010-003; 2011-001; 2011-002; 2011-003; and 2011-004.
Fall Conference (Nov 10, 2011, Howard Johnson Dutch Inn):
Drs. Judy Boychuk and Sheri Price will speak on Leadership: Transitioning Through Times of Change. The Public Relations Committee will launch a public service video featuring the role of the Registered Nurse in today’s health care.