Knowledge Nuggets - November 2015
Welcome New NBPRC Members
NBPRC is delighted to introduce new individual and organizational members. Click 'read more' to see a list of who has joined.
Announcing NBPRC’s New to Publishing Group 2016
In response to feedback and a very positive evaluation of the two New to Publishing Groups in 2014-2015, NBPRC is pleased to announce New to Publishing Group (NPG) 2016 to support novice first authors and newer writers in publication of articles. The group will be co-led by May Tao (Health Promotion Specialist & BPSO Project Coordinator, Toronto Public Health) and Dan Nagel, (PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa and Assistant Professor at St. Francis Xavier University).
Register Now: NBPRC Networking Event on December 3
NBPRC is hosting a networking event for members on December 3rd at the University of Ottawa. Attendees can join either in person or by teleconference.
Congratulations to Dr. Janet Squires for her recent award from the Canadian Cancer Society
Congratulations to Dr Janet Squires, member of the NBPRC Executive Committee, for her recent award from the Canadian Cancer Society for the research project entitled Increasing Use of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Concern for Over-Aggressive Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients in Canada.
RNAO Welcomes Two New Academic Best Practice Spotlight Organizations®
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario welcomes two new Academic Best Practice Spotlight Organizations® (BPSO®) in Jamaica and Belgium! The University of West Indies, School of Nursing, Mona in Jamaica, and in Belgium the University of Antwerp, Master Program Nursing and Midwifery, Department Nursing and Midwifery.
Congratulations to Barbara Davies for receiving the Hunan Ministry of Education Overseas Expert Award
Barbara Davies RN PhD, Co-Director NBPRC as well as Professor and Vice Dean Research uOttawa, received the Hunan Ministry of Education Overseas Expert Award. Funding is being used to support a team of faculty from the University of Ottawa including Dr. Wendy Gifford and Dr Wendy Sword to visit Huaihua, Hunan and participate in the 2015 China-Canada Nursing Education and Practice Forum held on November 12 to 14, 2015.
Results of RNAO’s 2014-15 Best Practice Spotlight Organizations® Impact Survey
An impact survey of RNAOs Best Practice Spotlight Organizations®, which included the majority of NBPRC Organizational Members, was conducted to learn how RNAO best practice guidelines have spread throughout organizations, how many nurses, units, teams, and patients/clients/residents have been influenced by the guidelines, and which of the guidelines have had the most impact on nursing practice and client outcomes.
Congratulations to Dr. Irmajean Bajnok on her successful candidacy for the STTI Leadership Succession Committee
Irmajean Bajnok, Co-Director NBPRC and Director of International Affairs and Best practices Centre attended the 43rd Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
RNAO hosts guests from the undergraduate nursing degree program of the Artevelde University in Belgium
The RNAO International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre and Policy Departments hosted guests from the undergraduate nursing degree program of the Artevelde University in Belgium on November 18th, 2015. The purpose was to learn more about our Best Practice Guideline Program and the Best Practice Spotlight Organization Designation and whether they could engage in collaborative work together.
RNAO Nurse Peer Leader Network Project
RNAO is participating in a leading-edge pilot project funded by Canada Health Infoway as part of its pan-Canadian Clinician Peer Network Program. The Project—the RNAO Nurse Peer Leader Network—is intended to promote the adoption of advanced clinical e-functions to support clinician and
Congratulations to Grace Suva and writing team on the publication in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Congratulations to Grace Suva, and her writing team which included several NBPRC members, on the article Systematic Review: Bridging the Gap in RPN-to-RPN Transitions, which was recently published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.