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 College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta                                                 Issue 04     March 2018
 

RENEWAL 2018/2019

CRPNA membership renewal opened March 1st, 2018.  

Visit the website www.crpna.ab.ca to renew NOW!!!


WHY IS RECOVERY ORIENTED LANGUAGE IMPORTANT?

Intentionally or not, language communicates collective meaning, attitudes, expectations, and actions of a society in both positive and negative ways.                           
                             Read more under "Current Practice Alert"


ALBERTA DEMENTIA STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN.

CRPNA commends Alberta Health and all its partners in the development of the "Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan".

                                                          Read More .....

NEW DEPRESSION PRIORITIES

Nearly 400,000 Albertans will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. Many will go undiagnosed or even worse untreated.   
                                                 
                                                         Read More....



2017 CRPNA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

CRPNA held its Annual General Meeting on October 21, 2017. 

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CRPNA ANNUAL REPORT 2017 

A review of the College's activities and reports for the year.

                                         


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CRPNA COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS 

At the December 3, 2017 Council meeting Council members elected a new President, new President Elect, new Treasurer and new Executive Officer

Council approved the Revised Independent Practice Guidelines on December 3, 2017.


UPDATED INDEPENDENT PRACTICE GUIDELINES

The CRPNA council approved the revised updated version of the Independent Practice Guidelines at the December 2017 council meeting.  If you are thinking about being self employed or in independent practice providing psychiatric nursing services to Albertans read the revised Independent Practice Guidelines under "Guidelines" .


CRPNA MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS

A look at membership by status for the last 5 years

Click here to view                                                                    


A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY - VOLUNTEER AS AN ITEM WRITER FOR THE REGISTERED PSYCHIATRIC NURSES OF CANADA (RPNC) EXAMINATION

CRPNA is seeking Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) who are interested in advancing the profession of psychiatric nursing by sharing their expertise in the content development of the RPNC examination.

Click here for more information


SUBMITTING AN ARTICLE

The E-Link is a publication of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) and is distributed to all members of the CRPNA and across Alberta.

CRPNA does not endorse advertised services, articles, products, and/or options as they do not necessarily represent the views and policies of the CRPNA.

Original unpublished articles/submissions and other items are welcome and should be directed to the CRPNA at crpna@crpna.ab.ca.  CRPNA has final discretion regarding the acceptance of items to be printed in the publication as well as having the right to edit any material submitted.


CONGRATULATIONS!

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To the 66 Graduates of the 2017 MacEwan University Psychiatric Nursing Program and welcome to the Profession of Psychiatric Nursing.

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Long Service in the Profession

CRPNA  recognizes those RPN's who graduated in 1987 and are celebrating 30 years of service in the health care system.

Click here to see a chart detailing the number of RPN's that continue to practice and have 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service.


TAX SEASON IS HERE
Do you need a copy of your Tax Receipt then visit your RPN Member Page!


Members can sign in to their own personal member page where they can view and change personal information, view self-reported hours and print a tax receipt and current practice permit card.


DON'T FORGET THE WEBSITE www.crpna.ab.ca HOLDS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION AND PRACTICE RESOURCES


*About & Find A RPN -- where Employers can validate your current status

*CRPNA Member:

     -RPN Member Page where you can view and change personal information, view self reported hours and print a current practice permit and tax receipt
    - Practice Resources for the Continuing Competence Program
     - Governance for Alberta RPN Regulations, CRPNA Bylaws, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of Psychiatric Nursing

*Library -- where you can find Guidelines, Position Statements, Collaborative Nursing Documents, Publications and Reports such as the electronic newsletter the E-LINK.



REGISTERED PSYCHIATRIC NURSES FOUNDATION INC.

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Foundation Inc. (RPNF) offers 3 scholarships:

John Alex Crawford Scholarship – This Scholarship is for any RPN in Canada who wishes to pursue Master’s or Doctoral studies that are directly related to any of the four domains of Psychiatric Nursing Practice.

Annette Thorimbert Osted Scholarship – This Scholarship is for a Psychiatric Nurse student enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Baccalaureate Psychiatric Nursing Program at a Canadian University.

The McCormick / Henry Scholarship – This Scholarship is for any RPN in Canada who is taking further studies in seniors mental health at the graduate level (MA or PhD) or through an accredited certificate program.

For more information on the Scholarships and how to apply may be found on the RPNF website at www.rpnf.ca


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