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April 2014

April 2014 Nursing Matters NP edition

Nursing Matters (NP Edition)

April 2014


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item: What nurses need to know about the report by the BC Representative for Children and Youth
item: Meet the Board candidates
item: Vendor chosen for NP practice analysis

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item: Features (3)
item: Case Studies (3)
item: Nursing Updates (4)
item: OSCE (1)
item: Governance (5)
item: Most Popular (6)
item: You Asked (2)
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nurses' responsibilities


What nurses need to know about the report by the BC Representative for Children and Youth

The B.C. Representative for Children and Youth submitted a report to the B.C. Legislative Assembly in February. The report "Lost in the Shadows: How a Lack of Help Meant a Loss of Hope for One First Nations Girl" outlines the tragic account of a 14-year-old First Nations girl who endured ongoing abuse and eventually committed suicide. We want to draw your attention to the report and its findings and remind you of your responsibilities under the Child, Family and Community Service Act.

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Board candidates

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Meet the Board candidates

Your votes will decide two positions this year. A third position, Rural Board Member, was acclaimed. We will mail election ballots to CRNBC registrants in June.

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national practice analysis

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Vendor chosen for NP practice analysis

The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators has chosen a vendor to analyze NP practice across Canada. This work will support a national approach for NP licensure/registration.

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Case Studies
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A practice challenge for a public health nurse
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Jane is a public health nurse who often runs immunization clinics for children and infants. Parents have asked some tough questions lately that she hasn't always had an answer for.

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More Case Studies
item: Medication misinterpretation
item: Is there a duty to report?
Nursing Updates
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Anticipated changes to NP practice

Bill 17, which received first reading in the legislature in early March, has proposed changes to nine acts which could enable NP practice. The changes are not yet in force.

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More Nursing Updates
item: Critical review of client records
item: New clinical resources in the Library
item: Nursing Matters (RN and CP editions)
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 Latest OSCE results

The December 2013 OSCE pass rate for family NP candidates was 70%.

Governance Updates
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item: Notice of Annual General Meeting
item: Staff mix and patient ratios
item: Professional Conduct Notices
item: NCLEX regional workshop for nurse educators
item: Assessment fees for IEN applicants
Most Popular With NPs
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item: 36 Nursing Excellence Award recipients in 2014
item: What's in your professional development plan?
item: Update on prescribing controlled substances
item: Ministry of Health NP Resource Manual
item: Board Elections: 2014 Ticket of Nominations
item: Case Study: A Facebook Vent
You Asked
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Can I recommend herbal supplements to my clients?
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I received a subpoena and my manager asked me to speak with a hospital lawyer. What should I do?
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