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January 2015

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Nursing Matters

NP 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

Forgetting to renew: What if it happens to you?
Witnessing consent: what is a nurse's obligation?
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NP onsite peer reviews

We will contact you in January if records indicate you may be due for an onsite peer review. Once we have received your response, we can begin the scheduling or deferral process for 2015.

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More nursing updates

New limits and conditions for NPs and RNs: 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 CP editions)
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CEO blog
Call for board nominations
Call for AGM resolutions
Proposed bylaw amendment: QA audits
Nursing Community Assessment Service
Understanding the 2015 fee changes
Board minutes
Professional Conduct Notices
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 NEWS  Nurse practitioners receive excellence awards
 NEWS  3 things to know about 2015 renewal
 YOU ASKED  As a family NP, when do I have to transfer care for a pregnant client to a physician or midwife?
 NEWS  NP contract opportunity (now closed)
 NEWS  NP QA requirements for renewal
 YOU ASKED  Do my answers to the self-assessment questionnaire affect my ability to renew my registration?
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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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