Posts by KBaskerville

Calgary Chapter Event and AGM

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in AGM, Calgary Blog | 0 comments

We would like to invite all our Calgary Chapter members (and anyone else interested) to join us for our next event, on April 10th. We are excited to welcome speaker Kendra Kovacik to discuss Home design to support aging in place. We will also hold our AGM, during which we hope to recruit new Chapter Executive Members, speak about the Fall study group and the upcoming CGNA Conference. We will also draw for 2 nurses to win their conference registration for free! Please see our poster, under the Events section of this website, for full details. We hope to see you there! Sincerely, the AGNA Calgary Chapter...

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Calgary Study Group to Resume in Fall 2019

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Dear AGNA members, we are so thankful for the support and interest shown for our certification study group in Calgary! There was not enough nurses requesting the spring session to create a full group, but we have been able to pair a few individuals preparing for the exam with mentors and access to help. For now, we are focused on putting together an exciting education event in April, and preparing for May's national CGNA Conference. here in Calgary. We will be at the conference and answering questions about our chapter's events and the study group plans. Please come and see us, or you can contact us any time, at agna.calgary@gmail.com, or...

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Calgary Study Group Spring Session

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Health System News | 2 comments

Greetings to our AGNA members, there continues to be a lot of interest in Gerontology study groups, both for those pursuing CNA Certification in May, as well as for those wishing to pursue professional development in this specialty area.  We are using the competency areas listed on the CNA website. We are looking for those who would like to study as well as those who could help to facilitate or act as mentors (great if you need continuing education hours to maintain your certification!) Tonight we are offering an information session, which takes just a few moments to log in or dial in to listen by phone. AGNA Spring 2019 Study group poster If you aren't able to join us, please contact us at agna.calgary@gmail.com or through this website as there will still be time to ask questions before we start meetings in the first week of March. Hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, the Calgary AGNA Chapter...

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Congratulations to Calgary Certification Study Group Members!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in Calgary Blog | 1 comment

Congratulations go out to all the Fall 2018 Study group members who joined our pilot project in Calgary. Although we intended to start with just local peers, we were thrilled when a few members from other parts of the province joined us as well. I am so pleased to announce all 10 of our dedicated and hardworking group members passed the November CNA exam in Gerontology! We hope you will come and talk with us about how we all can support our peers in Gerontology at the May CGNA Conference.

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Calgary Study Group Pilot update

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Dear fellow AGNA members, As many of you may recall, our Calgary Chapter offered a small Gerontological Certification study group this fall, trialling an online meeting form as an option for our participants.  I am happy to report that this worked better than we had hoped, and over the course of two months, we were able to offer study group meetings both in person or online. Although we only offered this to Calgary members to ensure we could test this system, word got out and we were joined by 3 more group members that logged in from other towns and cities.  We plan to offer a more detailed report with members and Chapter Executives across the province in future months, but ask you to think of our study group members at this time. It is a significant undertaking to prepare for this exam, and many of us do this alone.  (If you wrote the exam in May 2018, don't forget the deadline to apply to ARNET for fees reimbursement is November 30th.)  Even for seasoned practitioners, it can be nerve wracking!  Half of our group members have now written the exam and the others will write in this week.  There is then a three week waiting period before they know whether they have gained their Certification in Gerontology. Please keep these nine nurses, (and any nurses who prepared on their own,) in your thoughts, as they work for this achievement in our shared specialization.  How reassuring to know that the commitment to expert practice and knowledge are alive and well in our community of practice! If you would like to send them a message, please email your thoughts to calgary-chair@agna.com, and we will pass this on. An update will be shared in late December, after our members receive their exam results.  Please consider whether you are interested in supporting a study group in the New Year, as the next exam period is in May! Sincerely, Kelly Baskerville and Sandra Stone, Calgary Certification Study Group...

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