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Community Health Nursing Certification
Published on Wednesday, 23 March, 2022

Dear CHNC Member,

The Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) encourages and supports the certification for Community Health Nurses.

Your membership to The Community Health Nurse of Canada provides you with support, webinars and an opportunity for a bursary. Check out our website link: https://www.chnc.ca/en/

The Canadian Nurse Association (CNA) offers a Certification program for 22 specialities, including Community Health Nurse.

Certified nurses are…

  • Recognized nationally for their practice excellence and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Valued by employers, because their certification demonstrates specialized knowledge and brings many benefits to organizations
  • Viewed as having enhanced professional credibility
There are study groups available and resources to help you prepare for the certification exam. 
It is a good time to be thinking about and plan for application. You will need a CNA account and can log on for updates there as well. Please see the attached poster for details about the application deadlines. 

Please also see their certification poster.  
 
If you require additional information, feel free to reach out to our Certification Committee Chair -
Vanessa House @ vanessajhouse@gmail.com

CHNC Webinar Series: Update on the New PHN Postgraduate Certificate Program
Published on Monday, 14 March, 2022

The purpose of the one hour webinars is to advance community health nursing practice in Canada, provide an opportunity for CHNs to network being that the National Conference was postponed in 2020 and 2021, increase the profile of the innovative, evidence-based, adaptable work that CHNs are doing in Canada during the enduring pandemic, and provide a lead up to the entirely virtual National CHNC Conference in June 2022 (registration now open!). Presenters will have the opportunity to share their work followed by time for questions. The webinars will be recorded and posted on YouTube for those who are unable to attend but would like the information. There is no charge to attend the sessions.
 
Please join us for our next webinar:

Update on the PHN Postgraduate Certificate Program
 
Ruth Schofield, RN, MSc(T)
Assistant Clinical Professor
McMaster University
 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern

Keynote Speaker Announcement: Deva-Marie Beck, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health
Published on Monday, 28 February, 2022

The Community Health Nurses are honoured to welcome as a keynote speaker at CHNC2022: Community Health Nurses....Responsive, Reflective, Resilient:

Deva-Marie Beck
International Co-Director
Nightingale Initiative for Global Health
 

Don't miss your chance to participate in CHNC2022!
 
The CHNC2022 conference theme acknowledges that Community Health Nurses have been at the heart of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to ensure that other health needs of Canadians in their communities were also addressed. The past two years have generated an ongoing need to be reflective about nursing practice, determinants of health, Truth and Reconciliation, and more. As time moves forward, the need to be resilient draws upon nurses’ ability to regroup, recharge and reconnect with partners and colleagues.

Our conference brings together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education. Networking opportunities offer a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions.

Abstracts are due by March 4, 2022. (Were you accepted to present at CHNC2020? You should have received an update message from CHNC with instructions for proceeding; if not, please be in touch -- you may not need to submit your abstract again)
 

Keynote Speaker Announcement: Claire Betker, NCCDH
Published on Thursday, 17 February, 2022

The Community Health Nurses are honoured to welcome as a keynote speaker at CHNC2022: Community Health Nurses....Responsive, Reflective, Resilient:

Claire Betker
Scientific Director
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
 

Don't miss your chance to participate in CHNC2022!
 
The CHNC2022 conference theme acknowledges that Community Health Nurses have been at the heart of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to ensure that other health needs of Canadians in their communities were also addressed. The past two years have generated an ongoing need to be reflective about nursing practice, determinants of health, Truth and Reconciliation, and more. As time moves forward, the need to be resilient draws upon nurses’ ability to regroup, recharge and reconnect with partners and colleagues.

Our conference brings together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education. Networking opportunities offer a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions.

Abstracts are due by March 4, 2022. (Were you accepted to present at CHNC2020? You should have received an update message from CHNC with instructions for proceeding; if not, please be in touch -- you may not need to submit your abstract again)
 

Launching the CHNC Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Inequities: Amplifying CHN Impact Through Social Justice Approaches
Published on Thursday, 10 February, 2022

The Community Health Nurses of Canada is excited to launch a new webinar series!
 
The purpose of the one hour webinars is to advance community health nursing practice in Canada, provide an opportunity for CHNs to network being that the National Conference was postponed in 2020 and 2021, increase the profile of the innovative, evidence-based, adaptable work that CHNs are doing in Canada during the enduring pandemic, and provide a lead up to the entirely virtual National CHNC Conference in June 2022 (don't forget to submit your abstracts!). Presenters will have the opportunity to share their work followed by time for questions. The webinars will be recorded and posted on YouTube for those who are unable to attend but would like the information. There is no charge to attend the sessions.
 
Please join us for our inaugural webinar:

COVID-19 and Inequities: Amplifying CHN Impact Through Social Justice Approaches 
 
Aliyah Dosani, RN BN MPH PhD, CHNC Award of Merit 2021
Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mount Royal University, Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern

Call for Abstracts! CHNC2022 Virtual Conference
Published on Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

 
Call for Abstracts

Community Health Nurses:
Responsive, Reflective, Resilient

National Community Health Nursing Conference
Community Health Nurses of Canada
 
June 8-10, 2022 | **Virtual Conference**
 
 
The Community Health Nurses of Canada are excited to announce the Call for Abstracts for CHNC2022: Community Health Nurses: Responsive, Reflective, Resilient, our national Community Health Nursing conference.  
 
CHNC2022 will take place entirely online, June 8-10, 2022.  
 
Our goal is advancing Community Health Nursing in Canada and you are invited to join a dynamic group of nurses from across Canada who will come together and share their community health knowledge.
 
The CHNC2022 conference theme acknowledges that Community Health Nurses have been at the heart of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to ensure that other health needs of Canadians in their communities were also addressed. The past two years have generated an ongoing need to be reflective about nursing practice, determinants of health, Truth and Reconciliation, and more. As time moves forward, the need to be resilient draws upon nurses’ ability to regroup, recharge and reconnect with partners and colleagues.  

Our conference brings together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education. Networking opportunities offer a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions. 
 
Abstracts are due by March 4, 2022.  (Were you accepted to present at CHNC2020? You should have received an update message from CHNC with instructions for proceeding; if not, please be in touch -- you may not need to submit your abstract again)
 
For more information, please visit the conference website at https://CHNC2022.ca

Showcase your company to leaders in community health nursing! CHNC2022 offers opportunities for sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising -- great exposure with no travel costs! For more information, please view our CHNC2022 Prospectus: https://CHNC2022.ca/prospectus

Notice of Meeting: Special Meeting of Members
Published on Thursday, 6 January, 2022

NOTICE is hereby given that a Special Meeting of Members of the Community Health Nurses of Canada (the "Association”) will be held at at the hour of 7:00PM (Eastern Time) in the evening of the 27th day of January, 2022, for the following purposes:
  1. Special Resolution: CHNC Financial Review Process
  2. Endorsement of Representatives to the CHNC Board of Directors
The Special Meeting of Members will be held online. Pre-registration is required (please see details below).
 
Documents for the annual meeting of members are available below.
 
DATED at the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, this 6th day of January, 2022.
 
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DONNA JEPSEN, President
 
Access Information

The Special Meeting of Members will be held online. To attend the meeting, you must register for the meeting in advance. The registration deadline is 12:00 (Eastern Time) in the afternoon of Thursday, January 27, 2022. 
 
 
Once your registration is approved, you will receive a link and further instructions to attend the meeting. 

Please note, you must be able to log into the online platform (computer, smartphone/tablet app) to cast votes at the meeting.
 
Meeting Documents
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Season's Greetings from CHNC!
Published on Tuesday, 21 December, 2021

Happy Holidays from CHNC


(View this message in PDF format)

 

Dear Community Health Nurses,

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Community Health Nurses of Canada, I would like to extend immense, and sincere gratitude to all community health nurses from coast to coast to coast for your dedication and preservation of community health in Canada. It has been another tremendously eventful year, from discovery of the remains of Indigenous children in unmarked graves to devastating floods on both the west and east coasts of our Country. Community health nurses have organized, led, provided, researched mass immunization clinics and changed their care to all populations served. Community nurses have more than stepped up and will continue to provide leadership in Canada to advance practice, promote, protect health, and prevent illness. This holiday, we wish you a most-deserving, safe and healthy season.

 

Sincerely,

Donna Jepsen
CHNC President

Sad News: Dr. Benita Cohen
Published on Friday, 19 November, 2021

We are saddened to share the news that Dr. Benita Cohen passed away on November 17, 2021. Dr. Cohen was the recipient of the Award of Merit from CHNC in 2013.  

Below is a message from the College of Nursing at University of Manitoba, where Dr. Cohen was an associate professor:
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
It is with sadness that I’m letting you know that Dr. Benita Cohen, associate professor in the College of Nursing, passed away yesterday. Benita has been a valued member of our team for 24 years. Benita was known for her excellence in teaching in both undergraduate and graduate courses. Benita’s program of research was focused on health equity and social justice, issues she was passionate about. She was currently providing leadership as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Public Health Association.
 
Benita was a dear colleague, leader, teacher, researcher, mentor and friend. She will certainly be missed.
 
Benita Cohen Obituary, Condolences and Service Details: 
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/winnipeg-mb/benita-cohen-10451415
 
The CHNC Board of Directors extends our deepest condolences to Dr. Cohen's family and friends.  

Health Inequities and Moral Distress Among Community Health Nurses During the Pandemic
Published on Thursday, 10 June, 2021

 
Hello, you are invited to participate in an online survey exploring community health nurses’ experiences with moral distress & health inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The survey is being carried out by a team of researchers from across Canada and is being conducted in collaboration with the Community Health Nurses of Canada and the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.

The survey is open to all nurses who have worked in the community during the pandemic and it will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please click on the link below to learn more about the research. 

Health Inequities and Moral Distress Among Community Health Nurses During the Pandemic

Please feel free to forward this email to other community health nurses you know, who may be interested in sharing their thoughts with us. The survey will close in 3 weeks.

Many thanks,

Catherine Baxter RN, PhD. (Lead Researcher)

Faculty of Health Studies

Brandon University

baxterc@brandonu.ca

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