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January 2015

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Nursing Matters

CP Edition

January 2015

Features In this issue
The top 5 case studies of 2014
It's that time of year again
Case studies
Nursing updates
Most popular
You asked
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The top 5 case studies of 2014

Case studies were popular last year. Can you guess which standards-related practice issue sparked the most interest? Hint: It also generated the most comments.

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It's that time of year again

With nearly 40,000 nurses and nurse practitioners renewing their registration this year, we recommend that individuals renew by Feb. 1 to ensure they can legally continue to practise nursing after Feb. 28, 2015. We think people will find the process easier this year, as we recently streamlined online renewal based on nurses' feedback.

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Caring for yourself

Photo ©Veer/fStop Photography

Doris is tired, grumpy and secretly just wants to curl up alone at home. At work, she believes she is keeping everything hidden.

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More case studies

Does supervising RN(C)s count as certified practice?
Forgetting to renew: What if it happens to you?
Witnessing consent: what is a nurse's obligation?
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Start your 2015 professional development planning now!

The self-assessment questionnaire is intended to be just the beginning. You will need to continue your reflection by focusing on the standards that have specific relevance to your practice.

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More nursing updates

New limits and conditions for RNs and NPs: Adult Guardianship Act
New ebola virus information (Ministry of Health)
Video: What does nursing mean to you?
New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters (RN and NP editions)
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CEO blog
Call for board nominations
Call for AGM resolutions
Proposed bylaw amendment: QA audits
Nursing Community Assessment Service
Board minutes
Professional Conduct Notices
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 NEWS  Understanding 2015 fee changes
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 NEWS  Remote Nursing and RN First Call DSTs revised
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I'll be away and am planning to renew late, what do I need to know?

Question is at the bottom of linked page

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Do I need to renew by Feb. 1 even though my registration doesn't expire until Feb. 28 at 23:59 hours?

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What do I need to do to renew my certified practice designation?

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What does "engaged in" certified practice mean?

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