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WeRPN has developed a quarterly series of FREE educational webinars to support RPN research and provide updates to our own progress at WeRPN.

Recordings of past webinars can be found at the bottom of the webinar descriptions found below.

MAY 16, 2023 - A Thriving Clinical Practice: Finding and Using Clinical Practice Evidence - Part II

In Part II, the academic lecturer and RPN fellows will walk through the process to determine a practice concern that needs improvement, finding what evidence is available and any gaps in the literature. To round out this important session, the speakers will provide opportunities to review participant-selected articles and discuss approaches with fellow clinicians of how to move evidence into practice.

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MARCH 8, 2023 - VIEW PAST WEBINAR - A Thriving Clinical Practice: Finding and Using Clinical Practice Evidence - Part I

In this two-part webinar series, an academic lecturer and two RPN fellows will share their experiences on how to find, appraise, translate and use evidence easily and describe what a difference it makes to their professional practice. In Part I, the leader will describe all types of evidence, how it is created and how to gauge the strength, trustworthiness, and value and how to read, interpret and apply the information.

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SEPT 20 2022 - VIEW PAST WEBINAR - Sharing the Research Fellowship Experience – Unique Opportunities for RPNs

Gaining insight into the RPN Research Fellowship will take you alongside two RPNs and a Research coordinator as they share their stories.  Hear about their projects focusing on the RPN experience, what the research fellowship process was like, how the role of the RPN in research and clinical practice was valued and elevated within these workplaces, and how this could be you in the future. Presenters: Christina Khan, RPN; Lyra Nartia, RPN, and Natalie Weiser

May 17, 2022 - VIEW PAST WEBINAR - Duty of Care - RPN experiences in LTC with Dr. Denise Connelly

Duty to Care through COVID-19: Experiences of personal and professional resilience of Registered Practical Nurses in long-term care homes. May 17 @ 7pm

Collegial support, confidence in self and resilience are rooted in the experiences of RPNs. This was never more important for Registered Practical Nurses working in long-term care homes than during the COVID-19 crisis. Understanding the experiences of RPNs during COVID-19 is critical to informing the development of health, social and institutional policies within the LTC home sector. This research study asked RPNs to tell their story.  Dr. Denise Connelly, Western University, will present the results aimed at understanding the experiences of RPNs during the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of personal and professional resilience. This presentation will describe diverse perspectives about how RPNs worked through unprecedented challenges. Results will be shared about how the research findings have informed the development of supports, programs and resources by WeRPN to help nurses become and remain resilient in their duty to care in long-term care homes, and across practice settings during this pandemic and beyond. Includes Dr. Denise Connelly, Norma Tomlin and Jen Calver.

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Feb 2022 - VIEW PAST WEBINAR - Experiences of RPNs moral habitability in LTC during COVID

Join us to learn more about the findings of a new study focused on RPNs’ experiences of moral distress in LTC during COVID. This FREE webinar presentation will focus on the findings of Dr. Elizabeth Peter’s research team. Now hear Dr. Peter live and ask questions that can enhance your work life while still living during this pandemic experience.

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DEC 2021 - VIEW PAST WEBINAR - Research and the RPN - presented by Dr. Nancy Snobelen, Ben Hartung & Jen Calver

Learn about the WeRPN Research Strategy and why it is important to you. Presenter Dr. Nancy Snobelen will provide the current status of all the activities under the WeRPN Research Strategic Plan 2021-2024 and the next steps of the implementation. Ben Hartung will introduce the new e-learning course “De-mystifying Research – An introductory course on nursing research”, and learn from a first-hand account how Jen Calver, RPN, has incorporated research into the reality of her professional life.

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