2020 Nominations to Executive

Posted by on Jun 1, 2020 in Provincial Blog | 0 comments

We are seeking nominations for the positions of Secretary, Education Director, and Communications Director. If you or someone you know is interested in one of these positions, and are an active AGNA member, please contact me at for information on how to be nominated ASAP. Though we will be asking for additional nominations in the AGM, we would love to hear from you sooner!

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Thank Your Nurse Hero!

Posted by on May 16, 2020 in Health System News, Provincial Blog | Comments Off on Thank Your Nurse Hero!

Happy Nurses Week! 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife  Join ARNET and CWB Wealth Management to Thank Your Nurse Hero!  AND CWB will donate $5 to the Pandemic Nurses Education Fund! Easy as 1, 2, and 3! Share one of ARNET's or CWB Wealth Management's social media posts or create your own post that includes: 1. Thank a nurse and include their name2. Include the hashtag #CWBWMNURSEHERO3. Tag @CWBWealth and thank them for donating $5 to the fund!  Pandemic Nurses Fund Get SOCIAL with ARNET Instagram: @albertaRNsTwitter: @AlbertaRNsTrustFacebook: albertaregisterednurseseducationaltrustWebsite: View online      Share on Facebook      Share on Twitter      Share on LinkedIn ...

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National Nursing Week 2020…and more

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in Provincial Blog | Comments Off on National Nursing Week 2020…and more

National Nursing Week 2020 Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health May 11, 2020, marks the beginning of National Nursing Week. This annual recognition event is well known and celebrated internationally. The World Health Organization declared 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife to recognize the contribution that nurses bring to the health and well-being of others worldwide.  We are professionals well known for selfless acts of commitment, compassion, and caring. While this week on a calendar is only a moment in time, this 2020 Nursing Week is particularly momentous as we acknowledge the profound contribution of our profession in the battle against COVID-19. Many of you and your peers are working to protect, and mitigate harm and are supporting communities as well as individuals.  You are working long hours away from family and friends to keep others safe. Many of you volunteer in capacities that support our profession or have come out of retirement to assist.  The Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association (AGNA) are thankful for each one of you. Your endeavors to minimize impact to our most vulnerable is nothing but heroic. CGNA Conference 2019 A year ago last week, AGNA hosted the CGNA biennial conference, Older Persons Climbing Mountains. This conference in Calgary was exceptionally successful due to all of your work and attendance.  CGNA has just completed the financials for the last fiscal year and approved AGNA, as the hosting provincial association, the recipient of a significant portion of the conference proceeds. Well done to all of you who participated in the conference committee, in particular AGNA members, Cheryl Knight and Kathleen Hunter who co-chaired the organizing committee. We are so very proud of the work that you all did. AGNA AGM 2020 AGNA will be holding a first virtual Annual General Meeting in June 2020. We hope that you will participate and consider volunteering to join the executive as we have some open positions. If you are interested, please contact your chapter chair. On behalf of your AGNA Executive Committee, we thank you for your contributions to our profession and we acknowledge you and your peers for this very special Nursing...

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AGNA AGM and Education Day 2020 Postponement

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in AGM, AGNA Education Day, Provincial Blog | 0 comments

The purpose of AGNA is to bring together nurses who are interested in gerontology and whose intent is to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of older adults. This, along with our mission to provide leadership in promoting excellence in gerontological nursing, has guided us, your provincial executive, to make the decision to postpone our annual general meeting and education day until the fall of 2020. We are in challenging times and the health and welfare of others needs to be our primary concern.  Our focus needs to be with our peers, colleagues, family, friends, and community in the battle against the COVID-19 virus spread. I will keep you posted on future plans and hope that as time passes we can reconnect to have shared learning and to share experiences. For those who registered for the event, you will receive notification of your registration fee refund. If you booked to stay at the venue, I would like to remind you to cancel your hotel reservation to avoid any charges. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you in the fall. Edythe Andison President -Alberta Gerontological Nurses...

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Call for Poster Abstracts

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020 in AGM, AGNA Education Day, Health System News, Provincial Blog | 0 comments

The AGNA Conference Committee would like to invite poster abstract submissions for the Annual Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association – AGM and Education Day, Friday, April 24, 2020, scheduled for Red Deer, AB. Posters should address topics of support and care of older adults. You can download instructions here (pdf).

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