IPNIG Newsletter #5 ― September 2011              Jill King, Communication Editor
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jking@ipnig.ca   Website: www.ipnig.ca
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1. Independent Practice Nurses are on Top of their Game!
2. Independent Practice Nurses - Speak up for a Healthy Canada!
3. Independent Practice Nurses End Goals!
4. Kudos to Betty Franklin – Who receives the IPNIG Education Award!
5. “Why Nursing?” - A World of Opportunities
6. “Define Yourself or Be Defined” - Education for Communication!
7. IPNIG Membership Benefits to GO! …Welcome New Members!
8. IPNIG Annual General Meeting November 19, 2011 from 1 pm to 4 pm
9. IPNIG Terms of Reference & Articles of Formation 2012-2014 - IPNIG Members approval October 31, 2011

1. Independent Practice Nurses are on Top of their Game!  Back to top

Independent Practice Nurses frequently state, “we are not heard”, “we know what our clients need” and “how can we get them [the government] to listen?” Independent practice nurses know the diversity of “hands on nursing care services” they provide. Their services more than meet their client’s health care needs and can “make a difference”. Yet, far too often, their services are compromised by the lack of funds and ignorance by administrations as to what their health care services accomplish.

IPNIG Executive leaders suggest that the Independent Practice Nurses now have a strong mechanism to start speaking out.

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) initiated in May 2011 and across Canada, search to determine Canadian “health care status’ to enable CNA to make recommendations for improving the health care. The following is a mechanism for all IPNIG members to reply to CNA. It is time for IPNIG members to speak up! What do you feel about the “state of the union” of the current Canadian health care system?

2. Independent Practice Nurses - Speak up for a Healthy Canada!  Back to top

CNA's National Expert Commission invites nurse leaders, employers, union representatives, economists, business leaders and the public to share your thoughts, ideas and advice about how to shape the health care system into one that is better equipped to meet the changing needs of Canadians. ...read more

3. Independent Practice Nurses End Goals!  Back to top

In 2010, IPNIG Executive Leaders created their End Goals. The End Goals are permanent and used to measure the outcome of IPNIG activity: The IPNIG Executive Leaders reflected long and hard on the input from their IPNIG members and set the END goals to meet the collective group determination, i.e., ... read more

4. Kudos to Betty Franklin – Congratulations on receiving the IPNIG Education Award!   Back to top

Kudos to Betty Franklin! Betty receives the IPNIG education award in the amount of $200.00 for her upcoming presentation at a RNAO nursing event. Betty, an accomplished Registered Nurse, now adds successful author to her portfolio. Betty submitted an abstract to the RNAO upcoming conference "Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care" taking place in Jerusalem, June 4-7, 2012. Her accepted abstract was based on her soon to be published book - G.U.T.S. “Getting Uncomfortable to Succeed”, promoting health and self responsibility.  ... read more

5. “Why Nursing” - A World of Opportunities!    Back to top

Perhaps you are a new graduate nurse or a seasoned nurse considering transitioning your nursing expertise and skills to an alternate type of nursing practice. You need to start by understanding the diversity of nursing career opportunities. IPNIG members Ruth Volpe and Jill King were IPNIG exhibitors at the May 13th RNAO Nursing Career Fair. The IPNIG booth exhibited a wide selection of various careers of registered nurses working in independent practice.  ... read more

6. “Define Yourself or Be Defined” - Education for Communication!…   Back to top

If you don't like how you are being treated, then look at the way you communicate. Are you defining how you want to be treated? ... read more

7. IPNIG Membership Benefits to GO! ….Welcome New Members!   Back to top

IPNIG knows, without a doubt, there are many registered nurses working in independent practice. Also, without a doubt, many of those do not know the many membership benefits that IPNIG and RNAO membership provides. ... read more

8. IPNIG Annual General Meeting November 19, 2011 from I pm to 4 pm   Back to top

The IPNIG executive Leaders have scheduled the IPNIG AGM for November 19, 2011. The participation of every member is asked. IPNIG has the ability to do audio/video web conferencing. This provides the chance for each IPNIG member across the province to attend the AGM and be an active participant. IPNIG will notify each member of the location and web conferencing details in a memo.

IPNIG requests that you reply YES or NO to our on line option… See IPNIG Upcoming events

9. IPNIG Terms of Reference & Articles of Formation 2012-2014: IPNIG Members approval October 31, 2011

Every two (2) years the IPNIG Executive Leaders are required to review and revise the IPNIG Terms of Reference and Articles of Formation for any necessary revisions. All IPNIG members are asked to read the revised Terms of Reference online and reply in an email to jking@ipnig.ca and in the email message please indicate, “YES, I accept”, or “NO, with your comments”. Please respond before the closing date of October 31, 2011.

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