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Welcome to Connect

CONNECT is a grassroots approach to nursing leadership through which senior nurses share their experience, knowledge, and tricks of the trade with students, newly graduated nurses (<12 months of practice) and recently graduated nurses (1-2 years of practice). CONNECT aims to shed light on the real life, everyday challenges and successes that new nurses face in their practice. CONNECT will be a monthly virtual discussion conducted through Zoom.

Upcoming Events

April 18th 2021 - 12:00-12:30 PM PST
CNA Certification Program with Marie Marques (RN BA MPA)
Canadian Nurses' Association (CNA) certification is a nationally recognize specialty program for nurses that consists of 22 nursing practice specialties.CNA Certification provides nurses with an opportunity to learn about andfocus their practice in an area of interest. From pediatrics to psychiatric to wound care, certification in most specialties is attainable.

As new graduates, we can begin to think about our professional development and future nursing goals. What does it take to reach our goals, and how can show employers and patients our commitment?

In this CONNECT, Marie Marques (RN, BA, MPA) from CNA shares with us the process of CNA certification, including how many hours are required,what the examination process is, and how we can aim our own nursing practice towards certification.Click the button below to register through Eventbrite!
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May 3rd 2021 - 4:00-5:30 PM PST
The Essentials YOU Need to Know About the NCLEX 2.0 with Shelly Luhning (RN BSN MN ENC(C) CCNE)
In part two of our series with NCLEX Education, Shelly Luhning shares with us tips and tricks for systematically dissecting and categorizing questions on the NCLEX exam. Additionally, Shelly reviews practice questions and provides rationale for both correct and incorrect answers.

Do you have questions about the NCLEX? This is your chance to ask a professional nursing educator, who focus is on NCLEX preparation, any question you may have!

To ensure we can answer all questions, please send yours to newgraduates@nursingthefuture.ca. If you think of more during our session, they will be answered as well!

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Previous Events

April 12th 2021 - 12:00-12:30 PM PST
Everything You Need to Know About the CPNRE 2.0
Dr Chris Beauchamp joins us again for a second go-around on all things CPNRE. Dr Chris Beauchamp has 12 years of CPNRE experiential knowledge, including developing and reviewing questions, settings standards,
developing competencies, and creating the examination blueprint. In this session, we discussed:
 
- What types of questions are on the CPNRE,
- How and when to begin studying, and
- How the CPNRE questions are developed
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April 10th 2021 - 12:00-12:30 PM PST
NCLEX Success: How do I prepare and How Can UWorld Help?
Thank you to Emily Giddings (MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE), who guided us on a discussion on preparing for the NCLEX-RN. Emily brought her experience as an ICU nurse and nurse educator to this CONNECT session and shared with us her passion for nursing! In this CONNECT session, we reviewed:
 
- The goal of the exam and how the NCSBN decides what to test on the NCLEX,
- Evidence-based methods to preparing for exam success, and
- NCLEX-style questions and the rationales for the correct and incorrect answers
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March 21st 2021 - 12:00-13:30 PST
Transitioning To Professional Practice
Join Nursing The Future and two third-year BSN students from Thompson Rivers University, Britney De Palma and Naomi Martin, as we discuss the transition experience from nursing school to the workplace. Britney and Naomi will be hosting interactive games as well as a robust discussion on what it means to transition from school to professional nursing.

Be ready to show us your school or favourite scrubs at the beginning of the session for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Topics To Be Covered:

1) Dr. Judy Duchscher's Transition Shock model and Stages of Transition theory
2) The stages of Transition Shock
3) Need to know tips and tricks
4) Challenges that may arise for new graduates during transition into the workplace

Much more, including more prizes! Registration for this event is FREE and is limited to students and new graduates. CONNECT is open to students and new graduates. 

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We welcome all students, newly graduated nurses (<12 months of practice) and recently graduated nurses (1-2 years of practice) to join and share their ideas, concerns, challenges, and successes around transitioning into practice.
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March 7th 2021 - 12:00-13:30 PST
NCLEX RN: The Essentials You Need to Know
This session took a deep dive into the exam itself – how the exam is structured, how to pass, and the types of questions on the exam. Study approaches, strategies, and tips for the exam itself were also shared.

COMPLETED Objectives:

- Reviewed the exam process and blueprint
- Analyzed the types of NCLEX questions
- Discussed tips for taking the NCLEX exam
- Shared NCLEX study strategies

Registration for CONNECT is FREE and limited to students and new graduates. For future CONNECT sessions we welcome all students, newly graduated nurses (<12 months of practice) and recently graduated nurses (1-2 years of practice) to join and share their ideas, concerns, challenges, and successes around transitioning into practice.
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February 22nd 2021
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