UPDATE: 2014 RNFOO Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to the 2014 RNFOO Award Winners.
RNFOO is a charitable organization that provides financial support for Registered Nurses and nursing students in Ontario to further their educational studies, conduct nursing and health care research, and support community health initiatives. Awards and Scholarships are available for study at the certificate, undergraduate and graduate levels.
There are awards available for students enrolled in RPN programs, baccalaureate nursing studies (post-diploma, 4 year, and 2nd level entry), Graduate studies (Masters, Nurse Practitioner, and PhD), and for RNs undertaking continuing education or special projects.
Information about the awards process can be found on the RNFOO website. The RNFOO Awards Brochure contains details about the awards that are available.
posted: December 5, 2013
updated: February 5, 2014
updated: July 3, 2014
RN Journal is Looking to Speak with Rehabilitation Nurses
Registered Nurse Journal, your bi-monthly publication, is looking for RNs who have injured their backs while on the job. Research is underway for a magazine feature that profiles the lives of members who have faced the challenge of back injury as a direct result of nursing, and who are open to sharing the impact this injury has had on their work and their lives. We want to hear your story.
According to Health Canada,
“…research on the Canadian workforce consistently indicates that health-care workers have a greater risk of workplace injuries than any other occupational group, with nursing personnel having considerably more sick time than those employed in other occupations.”
Have you been injured caring for your patients? Tell us what happened, and how this injury has changed your life and your nursing career.
Every story is different. And every story is unique.
Email editor@RNAO.ca or Kimberley Kearsey, Managing Editor/Communications Project Manager directly at kkearsey@RNAO.ca. You could be profiled in an upcoming issue of the magazine.
posted: August 30, 2013
Rehab Relay - Call for Submissions
Attention OARN Members:
Do you have a story, article, update or information that you would like to share as part of our OARN electronic newsletter?
If so, please email your submission to Sherry Daigle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
updated: May 30, 2011
Rehab Nursing in the News
Standards of Practice for Rehabilitation Nurses
From the introduction to the Standards of Practice booklet:
As the professional association for rehabilitation nurses, the Ontario Association
of Rehabilitation Nurses (OARN) is responsible for establishing standards for
professional rehabilitation nursing practice. ... The standards for rehabilitation nursing
practice describe a competent level of professional care and professional practice
common to all rehabilitation nurses engaged in clinical practice. The development
of nursing standards describes the responsibilities for which its practitioners are
accountable and are essential for ensuring that quality care is provided to clients.
Free for new members. Request additional copies, now only $2.50 each for members, $5.00 for non-members (taxes, shipping and handling included).