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May 2014

May 2014 Nursing Matters CP edition
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Nursing Matters (CP Edition)

May 2014

Features

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item: A new way to track your professional growth
item: A community celebration: You don't have to be a nurse to celebrate Nursing Week

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item: Features (2)
item: Case Studies (3)
item: Nursing Updates (6)
item: Recommended (1)
item: Governance (6)
item: Most Popular (6)
item: You Asked (2)
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QA portfolio

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Professionalism

A new way to track your professional growth

Nurses asked for a place to plan and document their continuous professional development, so we put together this dynamic portfolio. Use it to track your activities over the year and evaluate your progress as you go.

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CEO Blog

Blog

A community celebration: You don’t have to be a nurse to celebrate Nursing Week

Our CEO/Registrar reflects on her status as the first and currently only non-nurse registrar in Canada. Nursing Week, in particular, is an opportunity for the nursing community (including those who are not nurses) to consider how we can be at the forefront of health care transformation.

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Case Studies
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Do you dispense?
Test your knowledge

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Test your knowledge with these 10-second scenarios.

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More Case Studies
item: Can she use her "RN" title?
item: Venting on social media
Nursing Updates
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Duty to provide care emergency exemption

A minor change was recently approved for the emergency exemption outlined in the Duty to Provide Care Practice Standard.

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More Nursing Updates
item: Standards survey
item: Have you been asked to volunteer?
item: Change to Library walk-in service
item: New clinical resources in the Library
item: Nursing Matters (RN and NP editions)
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 Public registry updated for easier searching

Our online nurse look up service, which shows nurses' registration status, was accessed more than 80,009 times in 2013-14. Recent improvements to the service will mean faster results and easier searching.

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Governance Updates
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item: Call for applications: Education Program Review Committee
item: Watch for election ballots in June
item: Our AGM is on June 20
item: Controlled drugs and substances prescribing by NPs
item: Researchers announced for NP practice analysis
item: Professional Conduct Notices
Most popular with RN(C)s
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item: What nurses need to know about the report by the BC Representative for Children and Youth
item: A practice challenge for a public health nurse
item: Meet the Board candidates
item: How often do I have to work in my certified practice area to be able to renew?
item: 36 Nursing Excellence Award recipients in 2014
item: Can I recommend herbal supplements to my clients?
You Asked
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Can I carry out orders taken verbally and recorded by a pharmacist?
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What is the difference between preparing and pre-pouring medications? Can I pre-pour medications?
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