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WINN-NTF 2011 Recap

June 18th, 2012 | General Nursing, New Graduate Issues | 3 Comments

Thinking of all the nurses gathered together at CNA biennium in Vancouver this week makes me nostalgic for the great company and intriguing dialogue I experienced at the last nursing conference I attended – WINN-NTF 2011.

WINN-NTF (Workplace Integration of New Nurses-Nursing The Future) is a conferenceĀ for managers, educators, mentors, preceptors, faculty, human resources, new graduates, students, government, professional associations and unions to share knowledge, experiences and strategies that promote successful integration of new nurses in the practical setting. Last December the conference was hosted in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was a particularly special event for me as it was my first WINN-NTF conference, and it was hosted in the city where my own transition into professional nursing practice took place a few years back!

Here’s a video that captures many of the moments shared at WINN-NTF 2011. At the end of the video is a compelling narrative shared by Krista Smith, RN, BScN, MN(s), Nursing The Future’s Cape Breton Liaison. Krista shared a very intimate account of her experience with nursing professional role transition, which held the entire room of conference delegates captivated and left them moved by her story. The dialogue that ensued during the question period following the New Graduate Panel gives testament to the significance of New Graduate Transition for novice and seasoned nurses alike.

Whether you attended this conference in person, have come across this video by another avenue, or missed out on WINN-NTF 2011 altogether, this video is a must-see recap!

Angela Espejo