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Join your peers on Discord!
- Posted 2024-04-18 12:23:52
JOIN US ON DISCORD!
H.O.R.N. (HELPING OPERATING ROOM NURSES)

This is a group supporting all perioperative nurses. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe space for perioperative nursing staff to gather and discuss their successes and challenges in the perioperative setting.
Group facilitators are experienced perioperative nurses who have leadership and teaching experience ranging from 5 to 20+ years.

Please email Lindsay to get the discord group link (valid for 7 days) at lindsay.giese2@albertahealthservices.ca
 
Online code of conduct in place

Will have a voice chat meeting every 6-8 weeks.

Discord advantages:
1. Free to join!
2. Names can be completely anonymous if you choose.
3. Ongoing text chat channels and Voice chat option.
4. Mobile app

Text chat channel names can be changed/added. We want the format to meet the needs of the group members.
This group is open to all perioperative nurses within Alberta. You do not need to be an ORNAC member.

CNA CERTIFICATION: COMMIT TO EXCELLENCE
- Posted 2019-03-20 16:08:28
“Certified perioperative nurses demonstrate continuous learning and ongoing maintenance of competencies in their specialized area of clinical practice. Obtaining certification shows that they meet testing requirements, are striving to be the best they can be in the perioperative setting, and are committed to the delivery of safe surgical care.”
Barbara Mushayandebvu, RN, CPN(C)
President, Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada
What distinguishes CNA-certified nurses
• Advanced clinical expertise with a commitment to lifelong learning
• Recognized specialty knowledge, authenticated by exacting national standards
• Dedication to evidence-based care and patient safety

What employers of certified nurses are saying about certification
• Confirms an RN’s enhanced competency and specialized knowledge
• Helps to recruit and retain the best nurses
• Fosters safe, high-quality care and raises the entire education culture
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
SPRING 2019
Application window to write or renew by exam › January 10 – March 31
Exam window › May 1 – 15
 
FALL 2019
Application window to write or renew by exam › June 3 – September 12
Exam window › November 1 – 15
Deadline to renew by continuous learning › November 1
Apply by June 1 to save 10% on your renewal fee
 
SPRING 2020
Application window to write or renew by exam › January 9 – March 2
Exam window › May 1 – 15

Note: Once CNA certified, your CPN(C) credential is valid for a five-year term.
 
 

November 2017 Nurses Week
- Posted 2017-11-21 11:13:52
I am pleased to announce that the honourable Sarah Hoffman,Minister of Health, is proud to
declare November 6-10, 2017 as Perioperative Nurses Week in Alberta. Barbara
Mushayandebvu, ORNAC President, Rana Sleiman, ORNAA President, and Darlene Rikley,
Alberta Director of ORNAC had the pleasure of being part of the proclamation at the Alberta
Legislature on November 7th, 2017. See video for legislature introduction and images of the
proclamation and the faces of our representatives!

Rana Sleiman
ORNAA President
 
 
 

Upcoming Events Calendar

DateEvent Description
Wednesday, June 5 2024
1730-2000
NCORNA Event
NCORNA AGM and Education Session

"What do Kool-aid, brushes, washes and ice have in common? Translational IBD research in the Stollery OR!"
Presented by: Dr. Eytan Wine

Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about Irritable Bowel Disease and the latest cutting-edge research happening here in our OR.

Agenda:
1730 - Dinner Catered by Upper Crust
1800 - Speaker Presentation
1900 - NCORNA Annual General Meeting

Members: FREE - In Person or Online
Non-Members: $10 - Online or In Person (no dinner); $20 - In Person (dinner)

Dinner Choices: Click here and scan QR code for Hot or Cold Menu choices (except BBQ ribs), beverage and dessert included.

Location: RAH Robbins Pavilion, Robbins Learning Center Auditorium, 10245 111 Ave NW, Alberta

Contact: RSVP by: June 2, 2024 (in person with dinner choice); June 4, 2024 (online)
RSVP to: Your NCORNA rep or email bkvandermeer@shaw.ca
E-transfers accepted at: ncornatreasurer@gmail.com
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