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A.N.A.C. Announces the 2014 National Forum Theme: "BridgingNursing Knowledge from Research to Practice: Honouring Indigenous Wisdom"
The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada has chosen the theme for their 2014 National Forum to be held in Winnipeg, MB on October 4th and 5th, 2014 at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites.
Abstracts are now being invited for oral presentations, posters and workshop sessions that describe how Nurses can better support individuals, communities and nations to focus on various ways of knowing to provide excellent care for Aboriginal individuals, families and communities in their healing journey to achieve wellness........read more
For more information, please contact A.N.A.C. Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Capacity Building for Leadership in Health Care Governance and Management"
Nurse leaders, governors (Boards of Directors or other decision-making bodies) and managers, or those interested in these roles - we need your assistance! Please contact Gaye Hanson at email@example.com or 1-867-335-3687. Call or text to volunteer for an interview before January 31, 2014. The first 25 participants (including those already signed up) will receive free A.N.A.C. membership.
Aboriginal Nurses of Canada has initiated a project entitled "Capacity Building for Leadership in Health Care Governance and Management" funded by Health Canada. Gaye Hanson, President of Hanson and Associates and former president of A.N.A.C. has assembled a team to complete the project by March 31. Her colleagues are Maureen Johnstone, an experienced First Nation manager and Jen Jones who just completed a Master's in Public Health and has worked with First Nation communities in many health related capacities. One aspect of the methodology is to complete telephone interviews with Aboriginal nurses and nurses working with primarily Aboriginal populations to assess current capacity in leadership, governance and management. The interviews will be approximately 30-40 minutes in length. More specific needs and suggested methods for offering professional development, education and training options will be identified. In addition, an inventory of nurses interested in roles in leadership, governance and management development as trainers, mentors or participants will be developed.
A.N.A.C.'s Elects New President
On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada is pleased to announce that R. Lisa Bourque Bearskin, RN, MN PhD (C) was elected President on November 10, 2013. A member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Ms Bourque Bearskin works as a Sessional Lecturer and is completing her PhD studies at theUniversity of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing. Lisa is "very grateful for the opportunity to work with A.N.A.C., as the organization continues to lead and facilitate nursing work in First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities; to meet the new demands of our growing diversity and our rapidly changing health care system."
For more information, please contact Fjola Hart Wasekeesikaw, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
CNA and A.N.A.C. One Day Workshop - Influencing Public Policy
On November 8th, CNA and A.N.A.C. will co‐host "Policy Matters for Nurses," a full‐day interactive workshop that will be of particular interest to Canadian nurses working with Aboriginal populations...............read more
Making It Happen: Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety in
Nursing Education - Summary of Activities, Reports and Resources funded by the Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative
The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.) has developed a number of resources and has taken part in a number of activities relative to the goal of cultural competence and culturally safe nursing care..............read more
A.N.A.C.Final Report: Survey of the Educational Needs of Nurses Working in First Nations Health Transferred Communities.
Nurses working in Aboriginal communities often work in very complex environments that are demanding and many times under-resourced. . ..............read more
The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada are pleased to announce the publication of “Educating Nurses to Address Socio-Cultural, Historical, and Contextual Determinants of Health among Aboriginal Peoples 2013”........read more
A.N.A.C Extend an Invitation to Collaborate on Future Cultural Safety Initiatives
The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada welcomes the document, Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care as an important contribution to the health of Aboriginal Canadians. The document was released on December 10th by the Health Council of Canada. In a letter to the Health Council of Canada, the Interim Executive Director, Fjola Hart Wasekeesikaw also extended an invitation to work collaboratively on future cultural competence and cultural safety initiatives to improve health care of Aboriginal people.
ATTENTION NEEDED TO MAINTAIN CANADIAN CONTENT IN RN EXAM
It was recently brought to the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada’s attention by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) that 10 of Canada’s regulatory bodies selected the American – based National Council of State Boards of Nursing to develop a new registered nursing entry exam. This means that as early as 2015 the current Canadian exam, the Canadian Registered Nurses Examination (CRNE) will no longer exist. Read more . . .
A Journey to Inspire: The story of Gabe Callicum and a Call to Action from Chief Patrick James
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The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.), has two new resources: The Spirit of Courageous Leaders: Profiles of Aboriginal Nurses and Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety: Curriculum for Aboriginal Peoples.
The Spirit of Courageous Leaders: Profiles of Aboriginal Nurses is a collection of biographies of Aboriginal nurses, whose stories span almost a century. The First Nation, Métis and Inuit women represented throughout this anthology embody a wide array of experiences, challenges and successes in nursing. /read the Press Release (.pdf)
** NOTE: These publications are available for purchase at http://www.anac.on.ca/publications.php
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