Happy New Year! This is a time where we may professionally and personally reflect on the past year and a look ahead to short term and long-term opportunities. This is a point of regular discussion during NLN board meetings. I would like to take time to share a few great ideas as well as opportunities.
NLN research and educational scholarships/bursaries applications are open. There were scholarships that were unclaimed in 2022 due to lack of applications. There are research, innovation, and mentorship awards available. The criteria for application have been broadened, so please review, share, and advocate with colleagues your great ideas!
There will be 3 board positions available this year. The board of directors is a dynamic and engaged group, coming from different aspects of healthcare. If you are looking to become more involved in leadership opportunities, please consider applying for a position.
NLN will be beginning the planning for our 2024 in person annual conference. It has been a long 3+ years and it will be wonderful to connect again. We will be looking for members who are interested in joining our conference planning committee. Please watch our social media and website for details.
Last but certainly not least, I wanted to highlight that the ICN (International Council of Nurses) congress is in Montreal this year! This is an opportunity to share knowledge, ideas and make professional global connections. It is also a chance to demonstrate our Canadian hospitality!
I would like to extend my appreciation on behalf of the board of directors, for the amount of engagement from our members with various requests and innovative ideas. We are looking forward to ongoing collaboration in 2023