WeRPN has developed a series of FREE monthly educational webinars to support RPN professional development. RPNs can enhance their understanding of key topics ranging from research to continence to transgender health and more. See the WeLearn webinar topics below.
UPCOMING WeLearn webinars...
Watch this space for upcoming webinars for RPNs. We will cover topics such as Mental Health and Anxiety, Diabetic Education, Wound Care and more…
APR 2022 - the Diabetic Educator Role for RPNs - April 20 @ 7pm
Are you interested in becoming a Certified Diabetic Educator? Would you like to find out more about the journey and what the position involves? Join us for an evening of education and find out how a Diabetic Educator can assist in supporting healthier outcomes for their patients, and how you can apply this new knowledge to your own patients now!
MAR 2022 - Creating positive, safe and productive RPN/UCP relationships - March 17 @ 7pm
Nurses have a professional obligation to delegate responsibly to other members of their healthcare team to ensure the safety of their patients. In this webinar, we help clarify the Unregulated Care Providers role, the nurse’s and UCP responsibilities, CNO guidelines, controlled acts, when to delegate, teaching, accountability, supervising, support and most importantly, how to create positive working relationships for all.
Hosting this webinar will be Norma Tomlin, RPN who brings her years of community support and regulatory expertise to the chat. Joining her will be Francine Georgopoulos, RPN with extensive LTC and CNO experience to further support the evening’s discussions.
FEB 2022 - Focus on your own Self Care - Mental Health
WeLearn Webinar – Our Mental Wellness is being negatively impacted every day during this pandemic. We will discuss and address resources, supports and strategies that impact both nurses and their patients during this live webinar. Join Debora Cowie, Mental Health RPN, who will speak from the perspective of a front-line nurse with over 30+ years of practical knowledge. She is joined by Lindsay Killam of TELUS Health MyCare who provides us with insight into Mental Health app supports, resources, and strategies aimed at addressing the stressors faced by nurses at this time.
JAN 2022 - Transgender Health - What nurses need to know - January 12, 2022 @7pm
What biases and barriers do transgender people face every day in healthcare? What can nurses do to help make healthcare experiences more positive? Our presenter – Deanna Clatworthy – is a local pioneer in HIV/AIDS and transgender health care, and Interim Executive Director Team at ARCH – HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health in Guelph. Join us for this FREE webinar on Wednesday, January 12 from 7-8pm. Pre-register today!
NOV 2021 - Continence - presented by Dr. Jennifer Skelly, RN PhD
Incontinence is a growing global healthcare concern affecting the lives of millions of people. Urinary and fecal incontinence are both manageable and treatable. Nurses are ideally positioned at all levels of care to make an important contribution and play a leading role in resolving or dealing with incontinence. This presentation will discuss the ways in which we as nurses can make a difference by educating nurses about assessment and management. Dr. Jennifer Skelly RN PhD will present and discuss the new education program.
SEPT 2021 - Enhancing Alzheimers Communications
September is World Alzheimer Month, placing the focus on dementia education and in particular, how to better communicate with our Alzheimer patients. Joining us is Julie Wong, Public Education & Regional Support Lead for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, and Francine Georgopolous, RPN and Professional Practice Associate with WeRPN. Julie provides us with an overview of dementia, and shares what services and supports the Alzheimer Society provides. Francine reflects on her experiences working in LTC and her challenges, tips, successes and advice when working with dementia patients.
AUG 2021 - CNA Certification for RPNs
Find out more about CNA Certification for RPNs. Join Marie Marques RN, BA, MPA of the CNA, and listen to an RPN who is CNA certified to hear her first-hand account. Find out more about what it means to be certified. We will cover new exam eligibility requirements, why nurses get certified, what the exam fees are, when are the test dates, how to apply – and more!
JUNE 2021 - COVID, vaccinations and IPAC
We learned from 3 RPN panellists who shared their stories related to their roles, participation, and their impact as they relate to these changing times during COVID. They will each let you know a little more about their evolving positions, their leadership, how they have adapted, and what advice they may be able to provide to other nurses going forward. Presented by: Adel Coulter, RPN – an IPAC specialist, Theresa Windsor is an RPN at PRHC, and Suzanne Rintoul is an RPN with vaccine clinic experiences to share.
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