Activist & Pioneer Nurse
To celebrate Nightingale and plan for Nursing Week a group of nurses and leaders (including our Nightingale 2020 Team) meet 2-3 times a year by zoom. 2 nurses are from Ohio, 1 from California and 1 from Maryland and then a few (7) from within Ontario. We have been calling ourselves North American Nightingale Society. We hope to continue to meet and information share and be proactive though the Nightingale Bicentennial has passed.
Sept. 29, 2020 4 pm Meeting
Tues Feb 22, 2021 at 2 pm Meeting (minutes to follow)
Sept/Oct 2020 Lobbying/Advocacy – From Hero to Zero By Anne Clark RN
The World we live in changed dramatically in Canada in March when the COVID 19 virus was declared a national emergency. A travel advisory was issued by the Canadian Government and our border with the USA was closed later that month. People in Ontario were falling dangerously ill with the Virus in ever increasing numbers and then the Virus erupted amongst our most vulnerable elderly in LTC. The death toll was rising as the most vulnerable died in increasing numbers. Nurses were working without the proper Personal Protective Equipment, caring for the sick and dying at the cost of their own health and safety.
Nursing Week May 10-16, 2021 with Nightingale’s Birthday May 12
WHO have designated the theme as “Nurses: A Voice To Lead”, with the sub theme of “A Vision For Future Health Care” and ONA’s as “Still Standing, Still Strong, Still Proud!” Activities with the restrictions are being been planned with bookmarks and poster cards printed. Please contribute to the web with an article or just your thoughts
Tuesday May 11 at 2pm – North American Nightingale Society Meeting
Wednesday May 12 – Nursing Now Awards will be presented at the RNAO’s Health Professional Expo.
It captures the work nurses do everyday to improve peoples health. Nominations closed Feb. 15, 2021.
Florence Nighingale 2020 @ Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) Biennial with Anne Clark and Cathryn Hoy:
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