Attending education sessions can help expand your knowledge and understanding on specific issues and topics in nursing practice and can support your continuing competence plan if the topic aligns with your selected learning indicator. Register to attend an open session.
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This presentation provides a description of the different opportunities available in nursing and the duties and responsibilities associated with this career. It can be used as a resource by registered nurses at school or community career fairs.
The purpose of this session is to provide information to you about the RN competency profile and how to apply and use this to describe your scope of practice.
The International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP) and the Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC) readily identify a very comprehensive list of RN competencies at the level of specific nursing interventions. These classification systems, in combination with the CARNA Entry-to-Practice Competencies for the Registered Nurses Profession (PDF), describe the competency profile for registered nurses in Alberta.
NIC includes all interventions that registered nurses provide to their clients. The interventions in NIC include direct care interventions that are visible and indirect care interventions that are often invisible to the client. An intervention is any treatment, based upon clinical judgment and knowledge that a registered nurse performs to enhance client outcomes.
This session outlines the CARNA Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and introduces the use of the online program MyCCP for documenting your continuing competence activities.
How to navigate MyCCP will be demonstrated using examples.
This session focuses on best practices in documentation that support RNs in the provision of safe, competent and ethical care.
The CARNA resources for this session are:
This presentation discusses the values and responsibility statements outlined in the CNA Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (PDF) and ethical principles related to registered nursing practice.
The CNA Code of Ethics illustrates for nurses the need to engage in ethical reflection and discussion, as ethical values are at the root of self-regulation and nursing practice.
This presentation defines horizontal violence, the overt and covert signs of bullying in the workplace and the effects of horizontal violence on the individual, staff members and the organization.
The CNA Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (PDF) is used as an ethical basis to reflect on the RN's ethical responsibilities to work together to minimize all forms of violence and to take action to minimize risk to protect others and themselves. Strategies to prevent, reduce or eliminate horizontal violence in the workplace will be examined.
National Nursing Week gives nurses across the world the chance to celebrate the work they do to keep Nightingale's work alive by advocating for policies that keep people healthy, and care for them when they're ill.
We need to think about and celebrate our rich history more than just once a year. In order to have a meaningful future we need to honor the past and appreciate the present.
Explore how our rich heritage of Alberta nursing has evolved from the arrival of the Grey Nuns to the establishment of proud hospital-based schools of nursing to our present day.
This presentation examines the historical and societal events that shaped the values of each of the four generations in today's nursing workforce and each cohorts' resulting expectations for their work environment.
The CNA Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (PDF) is used to reflect on the RN's ethical responsibilities when working together as multigenerational teams and approaches to foster effective working relationships between the generations are discussed.
This presentation provides detailed information on the legislation and regulation that provides CARNA with the authority to regulate the registered nurse profession.
The role and responsibilities of CARNA as a regulatory college and professional association are outlined. Information on the organizational structure of CARNA is also provided.
It is the responsibility of all regulated members to understand the CARNA Practice Standards for Regulated Members (PDF) and apply them to their nursing practice, specific to their areas of practice and their roles.
The Practice Standards represent criteria against which the practice of all regulated members will be measured by CARNA, the public, clients, employers, colleagues and themselves. Taken in their entirety, the Practice Standards for Regulated Members reflect the values of the profession and clarify what CARNA expects of its members.
Beginning January 2015, the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) is the approved registration exam for registered nurses across Canada, with the exception of Quebec.
The NCLEX-RN replaces the previous Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) and is recognized as the entry to practice exam for all Canadian provinces and territories with the exception of Quebec, which utilizes its own examination.
This presentation covers the purpose and design of the NCLEX-RN and explains the processes for application to write the exam.
Professional boundaries separate therapeutic behaviour of the registered nurse from any behaviour which, well intentioned or not, could lessen the benefit of care to clients, families and communities. Professional boundaries are an essential part of good nursing care.
This presentation will explain how you can differentiate professional and non-professional therapeutic relationships, the characteristics of a therapeutic relationship and how to maintain healthy professional boundaries.
This presentation provides information on the communication issues facing nurses, what RNs can do to be better communicators and how being a better communicator will help improve patient care and safety.
The focus of this presentation is verbal and non-verbal communication and emphasizes the importance of using effective communication skills in our everyday practice with clients and with colleagues.
As a registered nurse you are part of a profession that is respected around the world for its knowledge, skill and compassion. As a member of CARNA you are part of a community that works to advance the nursing profession and uphold public respect and confidence in the nursing practice of RNs.
What does being a professional mean? This session will explore various components of professionalism. Activities provide an opportunity for you to increase awareness of your personal level of professionalism and identify areas that you might like to develop further.
'Cultural diversity', 'cultural competence', 'cultural safety'... What do these terms mean?
This presentation will explore these terms, relevant legislation and the registered nurse's ethical responsibility in providing and establishing culturally safe practice environments.
You will have the opportunity to reflect on your core values and beliefs and explore what CARNA resources and standards support you in your practice.
The use of social media and other electronic communication is expanding exponentially as the number of outlets, platforms and applications available continues to increase.
In this presentation, we’ll explore risks, professional responsibilities and risk management strategies so that nurses can use social media, both personally and professionally, without worrying about repercussions.
You will also have the opportunity to explore what resources are available to support you in your practice.
Leadership means different things to different people. We all have experiences in leading others – perhaps at work, in our community, or in our family lives and can learn the skills to become a leader.
Can you identify the traits that make a good leader? Think of leaders you respect and what characteristics and skills they have. Registered nurses have the skill, expertise and ability to be a leader in shaping the profession, supporting and enhancing client-centered care, facilitating policies on mentoring and evidence-informed practice and helping to navigate change in challenging times.
Through various activities, this education session provides an opportunity for you to develop or increase your awareness of personal leadership skills and abilities. Various leadership concepts and how they align with CARNA's Practice Standards for Regulated Members (PDF) will be explored.
Explore the key qualities and responsibilities of the charge nurse role.
The charge nurse has a central role in the continuity of client care, client outcomes and safety and coordination of care provided by the interdisciplinary team. The charge nurse role is complex and demanding but is also rewarding.
Registered nurses in this role significantly contribute to the health and well-being of others and positive experiences and outcomes for clients.
This presentation is an introduction to CARNA's role as a regulatory college and association. Information is also provided on the resources available to members.