The 2017 CRNNS Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a time for us and our governing Council to share the work that the organization has accomplished in 2016 and to discuss relevant items that are of interest to you, our members, the public and other stakeholders. On May 11, we invite you to join us for our short AGM session to learn more about CRNNS and our work in 2016.
Register as a Voting Delegate: Active-practising members in good standing have the ability to register as a voting delegate and exercise their right to vote on matters brought forward at the AGM. In return, voting delegates are eligible for a travel subsidy for those who live outside of the Halifax area. You must pre-register online by May 4 in order to be eligible for the voting delegate subsidy. Follow the link to learn more about AGM voting delegates benefits and registration details.
Register as a Guest: The AGM is open to all members and the public who wish to observe the meeting. Online registration is open until May 4, 2017. At-the-door registration, subject to available seating, is open until 10:55 a.m. on May 11. Click here to register now.
Don’t Forget! If you are also attending the 2017 Education Forum, you can register for both events at the same time. Click here for more details on the Education Forum.
|11:00 a.m. – Call to Order – Ruth Whelan, President
(Voting delegate roll call, Motion to accept standing rules of meeting)
|11:10 a.m. – Approval of minutes and business arising from the 2016 Annual General Meeting
(Report on actions arising from Resolutions and Motions – Charmaine McPherson, President-Elect)
|11:15 a.m. – President and Chief Executive Officer’s Report – Ruth Whelan and CRNNS CEO and Registrar Sue Smith|
|11:30 a.m. – Report of Nominations Committee – Jacquelyn Garden-Jayasinghe, Chair|
|11:35 a.m. – Auditor’s Report – Gerry Lacroix, Partner, Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants|
|11:40 a.m. – Questions on Council’s Annual Report|
|11:50 a.m. – Resolutions|
|12:05 p.m. – Motions from the Floor|
|12:25 p.m. – Introduction of 2017-2018 Council|
|12:30 p.m. – Adjournment of Business Meeting|
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If this is your first year attending the CRNNS AGM, it may be helpful to understand what matters must be considered over the course of the meeting:
This year, CRNNS received two AGM resolutions:
Be it resolved that:
The date for the 2018 election of councillors, and the deadline by which eligible ballots must be received, is set as 1500 hours on Friday, April 6, 2018.
According to College By-Law 16(2), at the annual general meeting each year, the Council shall fix an election date for the election of councillors required by the College By-Laws, and shall also set the deadline by which eligible ballots for the election must be received at the College.
Mover: Deborah Cantwell
CRNNS Registration Number: 22512
Seconder: Marian Mac Lellan
CRNNS Registration Number: 17178
Be it resolved that:
Policy No. 21
5. The Professional Conduct History shall be retained until the earlier of the member’s death or fifty years.
Be amended to read:
5. The Professional Conduct History shall be retained until the individual is no longer a licensed nurse, either a registered nurse or nurse practitioner and is past the point of reasonable re-entry into the profession which includes death. Past the point of reasonable re-entry into the profession is determined to be age 65 or older with no license to practice for five years.
The current policy is not reasonable. Most nurses do not work for fifty years. Death can happen at any time in the lifespan. Thus death is reasonable to note as a time when conduct history would be removed. Is there a process in place for the college to know when an individual with a conduct history has died? If there is no such process then mentioning death is a moot point.
Nurses are at high risk of developing PTSD [CNA debate at 2016 annual meeting in NB]. The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care News Release 17-20 “Depression and anxiety cost the Canadian economy at least 49.6 billion a year”. Professionals have 42.9% with unmet mental health needs. The current policy is draconian and contributes to anxiety, stress, sleep disturbance, self-doubt, and fear in the profession. Communication and humans are very complex. Nursing is self-regulating and the college has moved to relational regulation. Amending this policy moves the policy to a relational policy which aligns with a relational regulator while protecting the public.
Mover: Lenora Brace
CRNNS Registration Number: 27529
Seconder: Karoleigh Mackenzie-Baillie
CRNNS Registration Number: 27370
This year, we’ve changed location and our event will now be held at the Best Western in Dartmouth, NS. Please register by May 4 to reserve your spot and be eligible for the voting delegate subsidy.
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Given name(s): Nicola Ann
Last name: Aaronson
Former name(s): Smith
CRNNS number: 12345
Type of licence: Nurse Practitioner
Status of Licence: Active Practising
Start Date: November 1 2014
Expiry Date: October 31 2015
Current Conditions and Restrictions: This nurse is not able to...
Licence Status Notes: (Text Field)
Date of initial entry on the register: January 1, 1970
Date of removal from the register:
Registraton Status Notes: (Text Field)
Date of re-entry on the register:
NP Practice Category: Family
Collaborative Practice Effective Date: January 31, 2012
Dartmouth General Hospital
330 Main Street