Monday, May 13, 2013
During Nurses Week, the Family Practice Nurses Association of Nova Scotia would like to recognize the valuable work of over 100 family practice nurses in our province.
Family practice nurses are registered nurses working closely with family physicians and nurse practitioners in primary care health clinics across the province. Family practice nurses provide care such as diabetes education/management, chronic disease management, well baby/child care, prenatal care, pap screening, immunizations, mental health assessment/support and much more.
These dedicated nurses have a strong focus on screening, prevention and health promotion, working closely with patients to support them in achieving their health goals, whether this is to quit smoking, lose weight or become more active.
Nova Scotia has a post-licensure education program for family practice nurses that was the first of its kind in Canada. This one-year program prepares registered nurses to achieve the highest standards in patient care.
Working closely with family physicians, these registered nurses have supported an improvement in access by as much as 40 per cent to 60 per cent and have dramatically improved wait times. This has been accomplished while enhancing care and health outcomes.
We would like to thank family practice nurses for their dedication to improving the health of Nova Scotians.
Patsy Smith is president of the Family Practice Nurses Association of Nova Scotia.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The theme for 2013 is "Healthy Heart Beat-Healthy Blood Pressure"
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Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Don't forget to check under the events tab of the website for a full listing of upcoming educational events across Canada. The events held via telehealth and webinar make it easier for nurses to access educational opportunities without having to leave your office!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Hello everyone, the annual conference for the Nova Scotia Family Practice Nurses Association will be held October 19, 2013 in Halifax. The title is “Refresh Your Chronic Disease Outlook”. We are pleased to present for the first time a call for abstracts for Poster Presentations. Please see the attached information. Deadline for submission to the Abstract Committee is April 30, 2013. Any questions please let me know.
Corinne Hodder Malloy RN MS
RN Professional Development Centre
Family Practice Nursing Program
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8766
Rm 216 Bethune Bldg. VG Site
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
Friday, March 01, 2013
The CFPNA bylaws were ammended and approved by special resolution at a general meeting held by teleconference call on February 2, 2013. Thank-you to all the members who submitted their vote electronically and to those members who took the time to participate in the meeting. It was great to truely "hear" the voice of our members!
A copy of the bylaw document is attached and has been posted on this site.
All the Executive Positions have been filled. The names can be found under the contact tab on this site. The first Executive Committee meeting will take place in early April via teleconference call.
May 14, 2013 (CNA Webinar) Avoid euthanasia: Become better informed
May 22, 2013 CARNA Hearings Webinar
July 5-7, 2013 (21st World Conference) Beyond Tolerance: Transforming your Communities to be Fully Inclusive of LGBTQ Youth and Adults
June 9-14, 2013 (Blue Mountain, Ont) Nusing Best Pracitce Guidelines Summer Institute
June 18, 2013 (CNA Webinar) Understand aboriginal health: What all nurses need to know
June 18, 2013 (Calgary) Leadership & Management-The Essentioal Foundations
June 19, 20, 2013 (Grand Prairie) Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Workshop
June 19, 2013 (Edmonton) Leadership & Management-The Essentional Foundations
July 7-12, 2013 (Toronto) Primary Solutions for Primary Care
October 2-4, 2013 (Halifax) Advanced Practice Nursing: Navigating within Health Care
October 15-16, 2013 (Montreal) Special Course for Neuroscience (SPiN)
October 17-19, 2013 (Montreal) 16th Annual CDA Professional Conference
October 19, 2013-Halifax, Refresh Your Chonic Disease Outlook