President’s Newsletter – May 2019
Mark your calendars and save the date June 5th, 2019 for our AGM at 7 pm EST.
The teleconference number and code will be emailed the week before. We’ll send reminders via social media weekly for the upcoming AGM.
We will be voting on Bylaw amendments, discussing engagement, national vision, the 2020 ICN NP/APN, sponsorship draw for members to attend the ICN, and we want to engage the NP community in bringing back the biennial conference in 2021! It will be the NPAC-AIIPC Biennial conference partnered with a provincial or territorial association to bring us together for quality education, advocacy and engagement of our nurse practitioner profession. We all need to work together for this to build our strength.
I recommend you ensure you can login to our website. Here is how you ensure you can:
The best way for individuals to gain access is to go to the Member Login at the top of the page.
Select FORGOT PASSWORD
Enter EMAIL ADDRESS used to become a member.
Message will be sent to this email address if the individual is a member in good standing (ie. have paid membership fee in full).
Individuals MUST DO THIS well in ADVANCE of the AGM as we won’t have the capacity to respond to requests on the day of the AGM.
Membership is valued and necessary in our provincial, territorial and national nurse practitioner associations. Associations need membership to move our advocacy work and to have a voice representing nurse practitioners at the local and national stakeholder tables.
NPAC-AIIPC is often asked to partner and be engaged with national stakeholder groups. We are engaged with Health Canada and other government groups for our nurse practitioner advise, review and feedback. Nurse Practitioners are respected leaders and we are a valued health care professional in Canada.
As of May 5, 2019 there are 7423 nurse practitioner licenses’ held in Canada; albeit, some NPs may hold a license in more than one jurisdiction. There will soon be new graduate licensed NPs across Canada and the current NP number of 7423 will increase. How do we encourage every NP to join the NP Associations? Every NP is a leader and every NP can encourage, mentor, advocate and grow in every association. Strength is in numbers when we stand together with one voice.
I look forward to our AGM,
Lenora Brace, MN, NP, President NPAC-AIIPC