June 28, 2017

Dear Member,

I’m pleased to provide an update on the work of your organization.

Canadian Nurses Association Update
On June 21 at the CNA Annual Meeting in Ottawa, SRNA President Joanne Petersen, RN, was elected to a two-year term on the CNA Board! Also, CNA Bylaws and the Board of Directors now reflect Ontario and Quebec RN representation.

Thank you to the members that participated in the CNA Code of Ethics refresh consultations. Your feedback was summarized and submitted to CNA. The CNA Board approved the final version of the new CNA Code of Ethics at their recent meeting. We have been advised the new CNA Code of Ethics will be available on the CNA website in the next few weeks. 

The SRNA Council will review the new CNA Code of Ethics later this year to determine if it will be adopted by the SRNA. Consultation with members and stakeholders will occur before then to inform Council’s decision. Any change to our Code of Ethics requires a bylaw change and approval by the membership at next year’s Annual Meeting. At this time, SRNA members continue to be held accountable to the 2008 CNA Code of Ethics.

Collaborative Decision-making Framework
I’m pleased to advise members that the SRNA Council recently approved the final version of the Collaborative Decision-making Framework (CDMF).

The CDMF was developed and refined over several years with representatives of RPNAS, SALPN and SRNA. This process included focus groups with LPNs, RNs, and RPNs in direct care, education and management roles. In addition, an all member survey was conducted earlier this year and key changes were made to the document based on this feedback.

Based on evidence, and consistent with similar resources in other jurisdictions provincially and nationally, the CDMF is designed to be a resource or tool for members and employers.

We await the decision of the RPNAS and SALPN Councils.

RNs Leading Change Environmental Scan:  We are asking for your feedback!
The SRNA is conducting an environmental scan to determine interest in implementing the role of the RN with additional authorized practice [RN(AAP)] in other areas of Saskatchewan. Please let us know your thoughts by completing the survey found at: or go to the SRNA website to find the link.

Member Consultation:
Standards & Competencies for the RN With Additional Authorized Practice

Based on member feedback at the 2017 Annual Meeting, content revisions were made to two areas of the Standards and Competencies for the RN with Additional Authorized Practice document.  The SRNA is seeking feedback from members and key stakeholders on these revisions.  The revisions are displayed through track changes and can be found on pages 7 and 19 of the document. Feedback is requested by July 19th 4:00 pm.

Draft Standards & Competencies for the RN With Additional Authorized Practice

Please submit your feedback using the link to survey monkey:

RN Speciality Practices 
Working on developing or implementing RNSPs in your practice setting?  Visit the RN Specialty Practices Community to find resources, template examples and to connect with colleagues in similar practice settings.  

As always, thank you for your contributions as a GN, RN, RN(AAP) or RN(NP) in Saskatchewan. I look forward to your feedback!

In appreciation,

Carolyn Hoffman, RN,
Executive Director, SRNA

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