* President’s Remarks
Message from the President – Sue Roger
September has arrived and with it, return to school and work routines and planning for the coming year. Your NLN Board of Directors has determined strategic priorities for 2010/11 that include social media trials for membership, nursing student and new graduate engagement, mid-career learning opportunities and NLN.ON recruitment and retention. It seems like a large agenda however I would commend to your the NLN.ON Board of Directors for their commitment and energy.
The Conference Planning Committee has presented their conference agenda – “Setting the Bar for a High Performing Health Care System”. The annual conference is a cornerstone for NLN.ON and has attracted up to 350 attendees in past years. The Excellent Care for All Act 2010 will provide a platform for sub-themes this year and I look forward to lively discussion and sharing colleagues’ implementation plans. Our keynote speaker selections and, ever-popular, poster presentations frame a large selection of concurrent sessions and networking opportunities. As a reminder, the deadline for call for abstracts is October 25, 2010.
Our annual Research and Education Awards are presented at the annual conference. Each year the NLN.ON awards up to $8,500.00 in research scholarships and educational bursaries. Applications are being accepted until November 1, 2010 and can be made electronically through the NLN.ON website.
Our Communications and Membership committees have combined their forces and will be trialling Facebook, Twitter and just-in-time external newsfeeds. These are exciting times for NLN.ON as communication tools development will provide us with direct links to our members. A full evaluation will be available in early 2011.
It is a hectic but productive time of year for everyone. Take a walk through the leaves, enjoy a Fall Fair and I hope that you can take the time to keep up to date with the latest at NLN.ON. We will be glad to hear your feedback as our work unfolds.
As we head into the Fall season we continue to explore and develop different ways to connect with the membership. NLN members are encouraged to visit and ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.nln.on.ca/facebook) and link up with your network colleagues. We will continue to send information out to the membership on a regular basis through our web site and regular e-bulletins. Over the coming months we will also be increasing the news content to proved membership with the latest Nursing Leadership news and features from around the internet. These news items will also feed directly to members who use Facebook and Twitter, keeping you up to date and saving you time.
If you have any thought as to content or resources you would like to see featured contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you enjoy browsing through the InfoFinders’ search. This month the focus is on creating an organizational environment that supports the use of evidence in practice.
The Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario provides a forum where nursing leaders across the health care spectrum come together in a collegial environment, to share their success stories, identify common challenges, debate practical solutions and learn from the experiences of others.
Based on evaluation feedback, the focus for selection this year is on completed work, sharing of lessons learned and application to other settings and sectors and innovative contribution to the health care system.
We encourage you to submit online by Monday, October 25th at 1pmestst and mark the 2011 Conference dates (March 24 & 25, 2011) on your calendars now and plan to be in Toronto for our Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting.
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Education and Research Awards
Each year the NLN.ON awards up to $8,500.00 in research scholarships and educational bursaries.
We encourage all nurse leaders involved in research, or contemplating continuing education to consider applying.
NURSING LEADERSHIP NETWORK OF ONTARIO: Education Awards /Grants
One grant is available for full time studies in an undergraduate nursing program or graduate program in nursing or a related field.
STUDENT AWARD: Education Grant for Student Nurses
NURSING LEADERSHIP NETWORK OF ONTARIO: Dorothy Wylie Graduate Fellowship Award
NURSING LEADERSHIP NETWORK OF ONTARIO: Research Award
Application Deadline: November 1
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InfoFinders – Organizational Environment
This issue’s topic, requested by the NLN.ON Board of Directors, is “Creating an Organizational Environment That Supports the Use of Evidence”. References have been selected by InfoFinders to provide readers with various perspectives published within scholarly journals over the last few years.
Many Canadian nursing leaders have discovered the value InfoFinders can add to a project. The company searches the published and grey literature, using electronic databases and the Internet to identify best practices and to assist in using the research to provide support and validate evidence-based projects. They can also identify experts and conduct key informant interviews to jumpstart organizational projects.
Experienced RNs review the information, select citations and filter down to a manageable amount of information. Our clients include health consultants, hospitals, associations, and universities.
As an Interest Group of the RNAO, all our full standing members must be members of our professional association. Our fee for 2010/11 is $55.00. This fee will be payable to the RNAO when you join our Interest Group.
To join the NLN.ON please contact RNAO in Toronto at (416) 599-1925 or Toll Free 1-800-268-7199 and ask for their Membership Services Department. Please indicate that you wish to join The Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario Interest Group.
Board of Directors 2010-2011