Meeting of Sept. 20 - 21, 2018

WELCOME ABOARD NEW COUNCILLORS

We are excited to welcome President-elect Nicole Letourneau and councillors Bronwyn White, Ashna Rawji and Alycia Lobay. Congratulations to Tyler Burley, Jeannie Hare and Dwayne Nagy who were re-elected for three more years and Dennie Hycha who began her term as president. Get to know your councillors.


Thank you to outgoing president Jerry Macdonald and outgoing councillor Derrick Cleaver. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to CARNA.

OPERATIONAL PLAN AND BUDGET

Council approved the budget and operational plan for 2018-2019. In addition to our regulatory work and the ongoing activities in our role as a professional association, here are some of the major initiatives we are taking on: 

  • Operational preparations related to proposed changes to the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation.
  • Cultivating Indigenous cultural awareness within CARNA and with our membership.
  • Launching a nursing leadership campaign.
  • Launching a learning management system with new educational opportunities for members.
  • Moving to our new building and selling our existing building.
  • Redesigning the CARNA website.

NEW STANDARDS FOR NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Council approved standards and criteria that the Nursing Education Program Approval Board uses to assess education programs. These standards are current, evidence-informed and were developed using right-touch regulation principles.

PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON NEW INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL STANDARDS

Council agreed the new draft document Infection Prevention and Control Standards, is ready to go to the next stage of document development, which is consultation with members and stakeholders. We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the document through this quick survey.

MEDICATION GUIDELINES REVISED–MEDICAL CANNABIS UPDATE

Council approved revisions to Medication Guidelines (2015) allowing regulated members to assist with the administration of cannabis for medical purposes in settings outside of the hospital. These are guidelines aligned with other Canadian nursing regulators and allow members to assist with cannabis for medical purposes within multiple settings such as home care.

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