Posts by KBaskerville

Calgary Chapter Education Event – Vaccinations for Older Adults

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

We invite AGNA members to join us for an interesting evening of learning and discussion about vaccines, on Tuesday, October 29th. Our guest speaker is a vaccine educator, and will review the most common types, and what's new this season. We will follow with a walkthrough of the competencies for a gerontological nurse, including the aging immune system, cognitive impairment, informed consent, and considerations for facility living. We hope you will bring a friend, and welcome students to join us. Refreshments will be served! Tuesday, October 29th, at Mount Royal University, Room EC2010. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m., Speakers from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please register through Eventbrite, at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vaccinations-in-older-adults-agna-members-and-nursing-students-welcome-tickets-74720231223 We look forward to seeing you...

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Calgary Certification Study Group Fall 2019

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 in Calgary Blog, Provincial Blog | 5 comments

Happy August to our peers across the City of Calgary, as well as those across the Province. It is again the time of year when we look forward to Fall, and plan our professional development. The Calgary chapter of AGNA will again offer a Gerontology Peer Study Group for 8 weeks, with weekly meetings through September and October. Our information night will be held on August 15th, at 7pm. Please get in touch with us through our chapter email if you would like more information. Note, study groups will be offered in both face-to-face and online formats, and intend to support both RNs and LPNs. The attached poster can be shared with anyone who may be looking for this information. Hope to connect with you next week! NOTE - Send all inquiries to:...

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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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