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Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

SALPN

2012 Annual Report

SALPN Office 700A - 4400 4th Ave Regina, Saskatchewan S4T 0H8

April 2013

HAND in HAND


Table of Contents

Report from the SALPN Council

Education

5 Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPP) News

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2012 Summary

Highlights

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1 2012 Auditor’s Report

SALPN Strategic Plan

Events Awards & Recognition Committee Nominations Counselling & Investigation Reports Discipline

Policy Development

16 Election to the SALPN Council

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Whereas it is necessary to amend the SALPN Fees Bylaw to provide for certain new fees Proposed relating to preauthorized payment plans Bylaws in order to cover the on-going expenses associated with the program;

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2013 SALPN Conference & Annual General Meeting

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Report from the SALPN Council 2012

Important Milestones 2012 saw the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) meet a number of important milestones for the Saskatchewan licensed practical nursing profession. During 2012, the SALPN was able to replace the profession’s longstanding LPN Competency Profile with an updated Standards of Practice, and a renewed Code of Ethics for the profession. Both newly approved documents are available on the SALPN website for access by all members of the profession, all health care employers, and all members of the general public. Standards of Practice are the minimum expected levels of practitioner behavior and practice, against which actual behavior and practice is measured. A Code of Ethics describes the standards for ethical practice and conduct expected of the LPN, based on the values of the profession. The statements describe the ethical commitments of LPNs toward their clients and families, their colleagues, their employers and themselves. Also during 2012, the SALPN produced 10 new Practice Guidelines for Saskatchewan LPNs. Practice Guidelines are developed to provide relevant workplace information on practical nursing practice. The guidelines provide guidance and clarity to LPNs, employers and the public regarding the LPN scope of practice. These new guidelines are also available to everyone on the SALPN public website.

Expansion of Mandatory Competencies Completed As of December 1, 2012 every Licensed Practical Nurse applying to work in Saskatchewan is required to have completed the Health Assessment program offered in our province by the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). This milestone marked the completion of our profession’s expanded mandatory competencies as approved at the SALPN Annual General Meeting of 2008. When the new mandatory competencies were first adopted, more than fourteen-hundred Saskatchewan LPNs needed to complete or challenge the Health Assessment program in order to continue to practice in Saskatchewan as an LPN. We are very pleased that some thirteen-hundred of those licensed practical nurses undertook the additional training required, and met the new standard.

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For a variety of personal and professional reasons, approximately one-hundred LPNs chose not to complete the needed course and register for 2013. We thank these former members for their contributions to our profession.

Representations to Government In August, 2012 the SALPN welcomed the opportunity to meet with the new Minister of Health, the Hon. Dustin Duncan, to discuss issues and concerns facing our profession, and the important role that LPNs can continue to play in the future of Saskatchewan health care.

New Online Environment A number of important updates and improvements were made to the SALPN website during 2012, as we prepare to conduct all registration online effective with the 2014 registration year. We have also introduced a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPP) to help members pay for their 2014 license renewal through monthly installments during 2013. If you have not done so already, please provide the SALPN with your email address information. We remind all members that 2014 will be the first non-paper renewal in our history, and that any LPNs who had the ability in previous years to pay for their license fees through an employer payroll deduction will not have that option for the 2014 license renewal. The expansion of our online renewal system has created a Public Registry, which allows all health care employers 24/7 access to information about the current status of any LPN working in Saskatchewan. This registry is an important online tool, growing in importance every day, which helps health care employers verify professional information about their LPN workforce or potential hires in real time.

National Collaboration Nationally, the SALPN continued to represent Saskatchewan’s interests through the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR). This national organization supports the effective regulation of the practical nursing profession across Canada by collaborating to maintain and enhance professional relationships.


Report from the SALPN Council (Continued) 2012

In 2012, the SALPN worked with its partners across the country in the development of a number of core documents aimed at providing national standards in areas such as: Entry-to-Practice Competencies, Requisite Skills and Abilities, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. 2012 was also the year a new National Exam Blueprint was introduced. Among other changes, the national exam time was reduced from eight to four hours.

Leadership Changes During 2012, the SALPN went through a change in staff leadership culminating with the recent appointment of Lynsay Donald as our new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2013. Lynsay had served the SALPN on staff as our Practice Consultant since 2009, and brings a strong reputation for professionalism, hard work and enthusiasm to this important new task. We are pleased to point out that Lynsay Donald is the first LPN to be appointed to this staff leadership position for our professional association. Another important milestone for LPNs in Saskatchewan. Lynsay Donald’s promotion to her new role has also resulted in the hiring of a new Practice Consultant at the SALPN office, Jennifer Duesterbeck.

Role of the SALPN The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) is given the authority and responsibility to regulate Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Saskatchewan by the Licensed Practical Nurses Act 2000. The Act authorizes Practical Nursing to be a self-regulating nursing profession and establishes a Council to oversee the regulation of the profession. The SALPN Council consists of seven elected LPNs, three government appointed public representatives and the Executive Director, who is hired by Council. Our fundamental role is to protect the public by approving the ongoing education and training of LPNs, ensuring competent and professional practice, and intervening with appropriate discipline in cases on unacceptable practice. We will continue to meet those vital obligations in 2013 and beyond. The SALPN Council and Staff

Council Members President Rachel Kennedy, LPN President Elect Pauline Mason, LPN

Members at Large Zone 1, West VACANT

Zone 2, North Karen Disiewich, LPN Zone 3, Saskatoon City Gwen Coburn, LPN Zone 4, Regina City Nancy Hanson, LPN Zone 5, East Janice Wagner, LPN

Public Representatives Don Robinson Sharon Clarke Bonnie Hartman

Staff Members Executive Director Lynsay Donald, LPN Registrar Cara Brewster, LPN Practice Consultant Jennifer Duesterbeck, LPN Investigator Della Bartzen, LPN Assistant Registrar Bonnie Downes Communications Consultant Travis Pool Office Manager Adele Gangl Administrative Coordinator Stephanie Kavas

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SALPN Strategic Plan: 2012 Summary Highlights Strategic Direction #1: Collaboratively work to create the conditions in which wherein LPNs have the opportunity to be fully utilized for optimal patient and family centered-care. SALPN must ensure LPNs are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to deliver optimal patient and family centered care. Today, there are practice settings where LPNs with these knowledge, skill, and ability sets are not being fully utilized. Consequently, there is a growing imperative to ensure SALPN collaborates with other health professions to ensure LPNs are fully utilized. Another focus of this strategic direction is to ensure the public and health system stakeholders have a greater understanding of LPNs as a self-regulated profession that has evolved over time. A. Completion of the health assessment mandatory competency. 487 LPNs were without the competency on January 1, 2012 and only 105 did not obtain the necessary education by the December 1st, 2012 deadline. B.In April the SALPN Council approved a new Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and in the fall ten new practice guidelines. In addition, the SALPN council rescinded the SALPN Competency Profile. LPN practice must not be reduced to a list of tasks, but must focus on the implementation of the nursing process in its entirety. A new document further explaining LPN scope has been approved and will be released with the new IJLPN documents in the spring of 2013. C. SALPN continues to work collaboratively with the membership, employers, and other stakeholders.

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• Presentations promoting collaborative practice delivered in partnership with the SRNA and RPNAS. • A SALPN staff member completed leadership education and has offered several leadership education sessions to SALPN members, SALPN Council and Staff, practical nursing students, and other stakeholders. • SALPN has met with the Honorable Dustin Duncan, Minister of Health as well as the Chief Nursing Secretariat, Lynn Digney Davis to discuss the LPN profession. • Provincial Stakeholder Involvement: SRNA, RPNAS, SIAST, Provincial Nursing Council, Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative, Saskatchewan Mental Health Coalition, and other various organizations.

• National Stakeholder Involvement: CCPNR (Canadian Council of Practical Nurse Regulators). The CCPNR has developed four new inter-jurisdictional documents which are due for release in the spring of 2013. • NNAS (National Nursing Assessment Service): an organization dedicated to the centralization of the assessment of Internationally Educated Nurses. • ASI (Assessment Strategies Incorporated): organization responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam. • CIHI (Canadian Institute of Health Information): organization responsible for the collection, analysis, and distribution of data pertaining to health care.

Strategic Direction #2: Ensure LPNs are prepared for their role in upcoming and ongoing changes in the primary health care redesign. Primary health care is all about proactive, collaborative and responsive approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and management of chronic diseases. Interdisciplinary teams work together in their patient/client-centered approaches that reduce a person’s dependence on the acute-care oriented health care system. The primary health care setting is a well-suited practice environment for LPNs and encourages the best use of all providers to maximize the potential of all health resources. SALPN must ensure LPNs are ready and equipped to be exemplary members of primary health care teams. A. The SALPN shared the concepts of primary health care with the SALPN membership on several occasions throughout 2012 through publications and events. The Hand-In-Hand featured information regarding primary health care concepts to set the pace for the 2012 Professional Development Day which featured a primary health care focused session with Steven Lewis. B. In November 2012 the SALPN initiated the Practical Nursing Program Approval Process. The LPN Act mandates the SALPN to approve practical nursing education in Saskatchewan every five years. The approval process ensures Saskatchewan graduates are prepared to meet entry level competencies of the Practical Nursing profession. The SALPN has secured a contract with an individual offering expertise in curriculum assessment for quality assurance in the approval process.


Registrar’s Report

From January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 LPNs by Status

Members New in 2012

Status Number Source Number Practicing 3098 By CPNRE – SK trained 128 Non-Practicing 97 BY CPNRE – foreign trained 42 GLPNs 58 Reciprocity1 145 Re-entry Program 3 Total 3253 Total 318

Reciprocity - R  egistrations from out of province

Verification Requests from other Jurisdictions2

Jurisdiction Number Jurisdiction Number British Columbia 28 British Columbia 4 Alberta 57 Alberta 62 Manitoba 10 Manitoba 6 Ontario 44 Ontario 6 Nova Scotia 1 Nova Scotia 1 Quebec 2 USA 1 New Brunswick 1 SRNA 1 Yukon 1 Nunavut 1 Total 145 Total 82 1

I ncludes non SK trained LPNs granted licensure through the Licensed Practical Nurses Mutual Recognition Agreement. October, 2001

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J urisdictions receiving requests for a reciprocal licensure from SK trained LPNs must verify their status with the SALPN. Not all requests for verification result in the issuing of a reciprocal license in the other jurisdiction.

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IAN WALLACE, CA TODD MINTZ, CA

Auditor’s Report

CLINT CEHOLSKI, CA

Year Ended December 31, 2012

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT

To the Directors of Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses, which comprise the statements of financial position as at December 31, 2012, December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2011, and the statements of revenues and expenditures, changes in net assets and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information. Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations, and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. Auditor's Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. Independent Auditor's Report to the Directors of Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained in our audit is sufficient and appropriate to provide a (continued) basis for our audit opinion. Opinion In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses as at December 31, 2012, December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2011, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years ended December (continues) 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations. An asset to our clients, not an expense.

2320 Lorne Street Regina, Sask. S4P 2M9 Telephone: 352-8621 Fax: 565-8476 Website: www.mw-ca.ca

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Regina, Saskatchewan March 1, 2013

Mintz & Wallace Chartered Accountants LLP

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s Report PRACTICAL NURSES

Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Financial Position

Year Ended December 31, 2012

December 31, 2012 December 31

December 31

2012

January 1

2011

2011

ASSETS CURRENT Cash Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses

$

CAPITAL ASSETS (Note 4) INTANGIBLE ASSETS (Note 5) RESTRICTED CASH (Note 6)

1,630,308 1,973 5,658

$

1,564,279 16,945

$

1,238,942 17,568

1,637,939

1,581,224

1,256,510

177,708

206,680

531,235

55,394

59,217

81,730

250,000

250,000

250,000

$

2,121,041

$

2,097,121

$

2,119,475

$

33,109 3,684 1,194,913

$

46,076 1,113,003

$

105,760 8,034 1,112,454

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT Accounts payable Current portion of long term debt Wages payable Deferred income (Note 7)

1,231,706 LONG TERM DEBT

1,159,079

-

NET ASSETS General fund Restricted fund

$

1,226,248

-

140,166

1,231,706

1,159,079

1,366,414

639,335 250,000

688,042 250,000

503,061 250,000

889,335

938,042

753,061

2,121,041

$

2,097,121

$

2,119,475

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

_____________________________ Director _____________________________ Director See accompanying notes Mintz & Wallace Chartered Accountants LLP

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s Report PRACTICAL NURSES

Statement of Revenues and Expenditures

Year Ended December 31, 2012 Statement of Revenues and Expenditures Year Ended December 31, 2012

REVENUES Practicing membership fees Non-practicing membership fees Application, verification, late fees Retroactive fees Canadian practical nurse registration exam Miscellaneous Ministry of Health grant Professional development day SALPN AGM registrations

2012

2011

$ 1,245,615 6,870 64,300 325 56,859 4,155 6,990 38,945

$ 1,174,760 6,600 40,900 1,100 86,638 2,173 40,304 9,805 41,925

1,424,059

1,404,205

703,041 450,542 187,669 122,694 24,728

604,605 413,366 182,648 128,583 21,240

1,488,674

1,350,442

EXPENDITURES Wages and Benefits (Schedule 1) Professional (Schedule 2) Administrative (Schedule 3) Occupancy (Schedule 4) Developmental Projects (Schedule 5)

EXCESS (DEFICIENCY) OF REVENUES OVER EXPENDITURES FROM OPERATIONS OTHER INCOME Gain on disposal of assets Interest income Miscellaneous income

EXCESS (DEFICIENCY) OF REVENUES OVER EXPENDITURES

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$

(64,615)

53,763

15,068 840

116,680 14,537 -

15,908

131,217

(48,707)

$

184,980

See accompanying notes Mintz & Wallace Chartered Accountants LLP

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s Report PRACTICAL NURSES

Statement of Changes in Net Assets Year Ended December 31, 2012

Statement of Changes in Net Assets Year Ended December 31, 2012 General Fund

NET ASSETS - BEGINNING OF YEAR

$

Deficiency of revenues over expenditures NET ASSETS - END OF YEAR

688,042 $ (48,707)

$

639,335 $

Restricted Fund

250,000

2012

$

$

(48,707)

250,000

938,042

2011

$

889,335

753,062 184,980

$

938,042

See accompanying notes Mintz & Wallace Chartered Accountants LLP

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s Report Statement of Cash Flows

PRACTICAL NURSES Statement of Cash Flows

Year Ended December 31, 2012

Year Ended December 31, 2012 2012 OPERATING ACTIVITIES Excess (deficiency) of revenues over expenditures Items not affecting cash: Gain on disposal of assets Amortization of intangible assets Amortization of tangible assets

(48,707)

$

184,980

23,434 34,522

(116,680) 22,513 33,412

9,249

124,225

(1,973) (12,967) 81,910 11,287 3,684

(59,683) 549 623 -

81,941

(58,511)

91,190

65,714

(5,550) (19,611)

(160,097) 567,920 -

(25,161)

407,823

-

(148,200)

66,029

325,337

1,814,279

1,488,942

CASH - END OF YEAR

$ 1,880,308

$ 1,814,279

CASH CONSISTS OF: Cash Restricted cash

$ 1,630,308 250,000

$ 1,564,279 250,000

$ 1,880,308

$ 1,814,279

Changes in non-cash working capital: Accounts receivable Accounts payable Deferred income Prepaid expenses Wages payable

Cash flow from operating activities INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchase of capital assets Proceeds on disposal of capital assets Purchase of intangible assets Cash flow from (used by) investing activities FINANCING ACTIVITY Repayment of long term debt INCREASE IN CASH FLOW CASH - BEGINNING OF YEAR

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$

2011

See accompanying notes Mintz & Wallace Chartered Accountants LLP

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s ReportPRACTICAL NURSES Notes to Financial Statements Year Ended December 31, 2012

1.

Notes to Financial Statements

Year Ended December 31, 2012

FIRST TIME ADOPTION OF ACCOUNTING STANDARDS FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS During the year the Association adopted Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations (ASNFPO). These financial statements are the first prepared in accordance with these standards. The adoption of ASNFPO had no impact on net assets as at January 1, 2011 or revenues and expenditures or cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2011 as previously reported in accordance with pre-changeover Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.

2.

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) is the regulatory body responsible for the initial registration, annual licensing, counselling, disciplining and setting standards of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses in Saskatchewan. The Association, in consultation with the membership, speaks on their behalf to provide constructive input to the decision making process in health care planning and delivery of services, including policy development at the provincial and federal level. The Association is a non-profit organization under the Income Tax Act.

3.

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES Financial instruments policy Financial instruments are recorded at fair value when acquired or issued. In subsequent periods, financial assets with actively traded markets are reported at fair value, with any unrealized gains and losses reported in income. All other financial instruments are reported at amortized cost, and tested for impairment at each reporting date. Transaction costs on the acquisition, sale, or issue of financial instruments are expensed when incurred. Revenue recognition SALPN follows the deferral method of accounting for contributions. Restricted contributions are recognized as revenue in the year the related expenses are incurred. Unrestricted contributions are recognized as revenue when received or receivable if the amount to be received can be reasonably estimated and collection is reasonably assured. Membership revenues are deferred and recognized in the year for which the individual is licensed to practice. Associated fees (application, verification, late and retroactive fees) are recognized at the time of receipt. Exam and event registration fees are reported in the period the related event occurs. (continues)

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s ReportPRACTICAL NURSES Notes to Financial Statements

Notes to Financial Statements

Year Ended December 31, 2012

3.

Year Ended December 31, 2012

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued) Fund accounting SALPN reports its net assets in accordance with the principles of fund accounting in order to classify different activities and objectives. The general fund reports the day-to-day operations of the Association. The internally restricted fund arose as a consequence of a decision by the Board and management to set aside some resources to cover unexpected costs which could jeorpardize the financial stability of the Association. Capital assets Capital assets are stated at cost less accumulated amortization. Capital assets are amortized over their estimated useful lives at the following rates and methods: Equipment Computer equipment Leasehold improvements

5 years 5 years 10 years

straight-line method straight-line method straight-line method

The Association regularly reviews its capital assets to eliminate obsolete items. A full year of amortization is taken in the year of addition. Intangible assets The database is being amortized on a straight-line basis over its estimated useful life of five years. 4.

CAPITAL ASSETS Cost Equipment Computer equipment Leasehold improvements

5.

2011 Net book value

$

83,213 56,382 160,167

$

51,368 38,653 32,033

$

31,845 17,729 128,134

$

42,897 19,632 144,151

$

299,762

$

122,054

$

177,708

$

206,680

INTANGIBLE ASSETS

2012

Database system software Accumulated amortization

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2012 Net book value

Accumulated amortization

Mintz & Wallace Chartered Accountants LLP

2011

$

126,975 (71,581)

$

107,364 (48,147)

$

55,394

$

59,217

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s ReportPRACTICAL NURSES Notes to Financial Statements

Notes to Financial Statements

Year Ended December 31, 2012

6.

Year Ended December 31, 2012

RESTRICTED CASH The Association has internally restricted a portion of net assets. While there is no separate account identified as restricted cash, a portion of cash reserves has been earmarked to fully fund this reserve.

7.

DEFERRED INCOME The deferred income includes practicing and non-practicing 2013 registration fees and examination registration fees for January 2013 CPRNE.

Membership fees Examination fees Ministry of Health Grant

8.

2012

2011

$ 1,156,600 38,313 -

$ 1,105,680 5,805 1,518

$ 1,194,913

$ 1,113,003

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS Fair value The Association's carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, and accounts payable approximates its fair value due to the immediate or short term maturity of these instruments. Interest rate Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of a financial instrument might be adversely affected by a change in the interest rates. The Association is not exposed to any significant interest rate risk as they are not currently utilizing any credit facilities.

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s ReportPRACTICAL NURSES Notes to Financial Statements

Notes to Financial Statements

Year Ended December 31, 2012

9.

Year Ended December 31, 2012

LEASE COMMITMENTS The Association has entered into operating leases for telephone equipment, copier, postage machine, as well as shredding and recycling services, with contract terms ranging from 12 to 36 months. The future aggregate minimum lease payments under the operating leases over the next three years are as follows: 2013 2014 2015 2016

$

2,978 2,037 1,487 1,487

$

7,989

The Association entered into a lease for office premises, which commenced January 1, 2011. The lease term is 10 years. Future minimum lease payments are as follows: 2013 $ 63,000 2014 63,000 2015 63,000 2016 63,000 2017 63,000 $

315,000

10. TRUST MONIES The Association has been asked to act in an administrative capacity to oversee a project with SIAST. These financial statements do not report any activity because Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses does not participate in this program. The activity that took place during the year was as follows: Expenses - IEN Pilot Project Revenue- IEN Pilot Project

$

25,139 25,139

The Association does not hold assets nor does it have liabilities relating to this program at yearend.

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s Report Wages and Benefits

Year Ended December 31, 2012

PRACTICAL NURSES Wages and Benefits

(Schedule 1)

Year Ended December 31, 2012 2012 WAGES AND BENEFITS Admin support Professional development Salaries Staff benefits

2011

$

2,133 18,372 570,948 111,588

$

1,176 18,865 482,707 101,857

$

703,041

$

604,605

Professional

(Schedule 2)

Year Ended December 31, 2012 2012 PROFESSIONAL Affiliation fees Canadian Council of Practical Nurse Regulators Canadian practical nurse registration exam Chapters Council Counselling and investigation committee Discipline committee Document review Insurance - liability/other Legal fees Other committees Public/member relations SALPN AGM SALPN professional development day SALPN work expenses Scholarships/awards

2011

$

1,992 9,158 32,231 96,549 56,378 16,672 13,675 30,925 8,086 20,762 28,338 73,965 9,254 36,813 15,744

$

2,366 9,180 50,957 200 79,916 48,095 34,145 14,840 23,760 2,735 13,489 19,030 56,433 16,895 23,626 17,699

$

450,542

$

413,366

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SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED Auditor’s Report Administrative

PRACTICAL NURSES Administrative

Year Ended December 31, 2012

(Schedule 3)

Year Ended December 31, 2012 2012 ADMINISTRATIVE Accounting Auditing Communications Equipment maintenance Equipment rental IT support Interest and bank charges Interest on long-term debt Office supplies Photocopying Postage Printing Telephone

2011

$

6,874 7,000 23,020 7,208 19,008 27,208 13,054 548 26,395 39,806 17,548

$

6,369 8,227 30,541 673 6,989 10,532 21,465 570 24,412 117 16,108 35,123 21,522

$

187,669

$

182,648

Occupancy

(Schedule 4)

Year Ended December 31, 2012 2012 OCCUPANCY Amortization untangibles Amortization of capital assets Building repairs & maintenance Occupancy costs Rent Utilities

2011

$

23,434 34,522 1,738 63,000 -

$

22,513 33,412 5,123 3,990 63,000 545

$

122,694

$

128,583

Developmental Projects

(Schedule 5)

Year Ended December 31, 2012 2012 DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS Other development & collaborative projects

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$

24,728

2011 $

21,240

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Committee Reports Education Committee

Nominations Committee

As chair of the Education Committee it gives me great pleasure to submit this report. It has been a year of hard work and great success with many new documents written and then approved by Council.

During the past months the Nominations Committee has been actively recruiting members to put their name forward to run in the 2013 SALPN election.

With the assistance of the SALPN staff we have developed the new SALPN Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, ten new Practice Guidelines and made changes to existing Practice guidelines. Council has rescinded the Competency profile and will be releasing a new document explaining scope of practice in the spring of 2013. For viewing or copies you can go to the SALPN website or contact the office. 2013 is the year for the SIAST PN Basic and Re-entry program approval and one member of the education committee is part of the ad-hoc program approval committee. They have had one meeting late in 2012 and have hired a curriculum expert to assist in this process. The Liaison program is being utilized with several documents/notices being sent to them for distribution in their workplaces. The 360 Degree Leader training was approved by council and will be implemented in 2013. Unfortunately we had no submissions for the SALPN Leadership and Innovation challenge. I would personally like to thank the Education Committee and SALPN staff for their hard work and dedication. Following the AGM the committee will see two vacancies so if anyone is interested in this committee please contact the office or the nominations committee to put your name forward. Members: P  auline Mason (Chair), Karen Disiewich, Tina Sentes, Allison Lanz, Brenda Wyllchuk

Policy Development Committee The Policy Development Committee has seen the approval of the new Administration Bylaws by the membership. We continue to work with our legal counsel on revising the Regulatory bylaws. Quarterly there are SALPN policies that come up for review, with that in mind there has been revision to several policies and one rescinded. Minor revisions have been made to the Awards Terms of Reference. The committee has identified the need for new policies and will undertake them in 2013. Members: Pauline Mason (Chair), Janice Wagner, Lynsay Donald, Cara Brewster

We are pleased to report we have once again secured members to run for each electoral zone as well as for position of President Elect. We have had an opportunity to speak with many LPNs from across the province. We hear the passion As well as recruiting potential candidates for the election, the Nominations Committee has been developing a “Diversity Strategy” for the SALPN. To begin this initiative, the committee has recommended that a “Cultural Sensitivity” educational presentation be given at the 2013 AGM. Members: C  ynthia Gutek (Chair), Al Chaisson, Kari Pruden

Awards & Recognition Committee SALPN recognizes the valuable contributions that our members have made to our profession. The awards available to our membership are the Mentorship Award, LPN of Distinction Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Honorary Member Award. Please take the time to nominate someone who has made a difference in the nursing profession. Our committee reviews the submissions and presents the recipients with their awards at the Annual Meeting. There are three practicing members and one SALPN office staff member attending the Sask. Institute of Health Leadership (SIHL) program that is offered by the University of Regina. This is a great opportunity to enhance leadership skills and to collaborate with members of all healthcare sectors. We encourage you to consider this opportunity. Also, please consider becoming a member of our committee. As a committee, we would like to take this opportunity to thank every LPN for all the excellent care you provide to the people of Saskatchewan. Members: J anice Wagner (Chair), Nadine Debeau-Chan, Bernadette Mooney, Adele Gangl

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Committee Reports Counselling & Investigation Committee A self-governing profession, such as licensed practical nursing, is authorized by law to license individuals to practise, and then to regulate the conduct of those licensees by establishing rules of practice and standards of conduct that are enforceable through a discipline process. A self-governing profession must above all ensure public safety, but it must also protect the standing of the profession from harm done to it by the inappropriate actions of an individual member, and it must be fair to the member in question because the member’s livelihood is at risk. SALPN, as a self-governing profession, is governed by The Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000, which provides a legislative framework that is intended to respect and balance these sometimes conflicting interests. In 2012, the SALPN Counselling and Investigation Committee received a total of 34 complaints. All but one of the complaints fell into three broad categories: practising without a licence; issues relating to response to the Registrar’s audit request; and practice complaints.

Practising without a licence Practising as an LPN without a licence is a breach of ss. 22(1) of the Act, which states, “No person shall practise as a licensed practical nurse unless that person is a practising member.” A breach of the Act is professional misconduct, as defined in s. 24 of the Act. The Registrar made complaints concerning 6 members who appeared to have practised without valid licences as a result of having failed to renew their licences on time. Of these, 1 complaint was dismissed because the member had not in fact practised during the time she was without a licence. The remaining 5 complaints were all resolved by means of an ADR agreement, under which the members accepted a formal reprimand, undertook to renew on time in future, and paid costs of $200, in addition to any other fee that might have been levied for late renewal. This is a marked improvement over 2011, which saw 15 substantiated complaints of a member working without having renewed his or her licence.

Audit requests Failure to respond to communications from SALPN is professional misconduct because a failure by a member of a self-governing profession to respond to his or her

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governing body tends to harm the standing of the profession, contrary to s. 24 of the Act. The Registrar made complaints concerning 5 members who had failed to respond to the Registrar’s audit information request. Of these, 4 complaints were resolved by means of an ADR agreement, under which the members accepted a formal reprimand, undertook to provide the requested information within 30 days, and paid costs of $200. The member subject to the one remaining “failure to respond” complaint has declined an ADR agreement and so this matter will proceed to a Discipline Committee hearing. This is a marked improvement over 2011, which saw 18 substantiated complaints of a member failing to respond to the Registrar’s audit request. There was one other complaint in relation to audit requests. One member, who was randomly selected to participate in the audit, admitted that she had lied about certain details on her application for renewal. This member was offered an ADR agreement and has also declined, so the matter will proceed to a Discipline Committee hearing.

Other procedural matters One member properly disclosed a criminal record when she applied for renewal, which is then treated in the same way as a complaint. The member was convicted of a hit and run and failing to provide a breath sample. The CIC considered whether this represented poor judgment by the member in concealing a serious mistake, and whether this revealed a likelihood that the member might conceal a mistake in her practice as an LPN, which could put a patient at risk. Ultimately, the CIC concluded that the member had dealt with the criminal process and consequences appropriately and thus concluded that there were no concerns regarding the member’s practice. The matter was dismissed.

Practice complaints In 2012, SALPN received 21 complaints pertaining directly to members’ practice (comparable to the number of complaints in 2011). Of these, 7 were dismissed, and 7 have been resolved by means of an ADR agreement. Of the matters that haven’t yet been concluded, 3 are at the stage of being offered an ADR agreement, and 4 are currently being investigated or considered by the Committee. At the time of writing, there are no matters known to be proceeding to a Discipline Committee hearing. Members: G  reg Wagner (Chair), Peggy Preston, Cindy Kress, Della Batrzen


Committee Reports Discipline Committee A self-regulating profession, such as licensed practical nursing, is authorized by law to license individuals to practice as LPNs and to regulate the conduct of LPNs by establishing rules of practice and standards of conduct. A self-regulating profession has the responsibility to ensure public safety and to protect the standing of the profession from any harm caused by the conduct of its members. These responsibilities are met through a complaint-based disciplinary process, which is set out in The Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000. Under that process, any complaints made by members of the public or the profession concerning an LPN’s practice are investigated by the Investigation Committee to determine whether there is evidence of professional misconduct or professional incompetence. If there is such evidence, the Investigation Committee will recommend to the Discipline Committee that it hear and determine the complaint. The Discipline Committee holds a formal discipline hearing for the purposes of deciding whether the member is guilty of professional misconduct or professional incompetence and if the member is, then deciding upon the appropriate penalty for that misconduct or incompetence. A discipline hearing is open to the public and is conducted in a way that ensures that the member is treated fairly. Members have the right to fully participate in a discipline hearing in defense of the complaint made against them. In 2012, the composition of the Discipline Committee changed due to the departure of one member whose term had expired. We are grateful for their dedicated service and contributions of Tony Linner, who served as the Public Representative on the Committee. The Discipline Committee welcomes a new Public Representative appointed by Council, Bonnie Hartman. In 2012, the Discipline Committee held one hearing and issued two decisions (which included one decision for a complaint heard in 2011) and there are no decisions outstanding. This is a departure from the experience over the last few years during which the Discipline Committee heard a large number of complaints. A vast majority of complaints made against members were resolved through alternate dispute resolution (“ADR”) without a hearing before the Discipline Committee.

Summary of Discipline Committee Decisions in 2012 Falsifying/Tampering with Physician’s Order: George McKnight was found guilty of professional misconduct

for falsifying, or at least tampering with, a physician’s order for a prescription drug, by using a copy of a doctor’s signature to secure an order from the pharmacy that, according to the centre’s very strict protocols, must have the doctor’s original signature. Mr. McKnight admitted this conduct to his employer and agreed it was wrong and in violation of protocol. The Member had requested an adjournment of the first hearing date that was set. He failed to attend the second hearing date and the Discipline Committee proceeded in his absence. The Discipline Committee found the Member’s conduct to be “professional misconduct,” whether the Member’s actions are viewed as deliberate or as an exercise in poor judgment. The Discipline Committee’s finding of professional misconduct was based on two grounds: (i) that the Member’s conduct is harmful to the best interests of the public and the members because public and patient safety requires that LPNs precisely follow any medication protocols developed by their facility; and (ii) that the Member’s conduct tends to harm the standing of the profession in that the Member’s conduct reflects poorly on the reputation and status of all members of the profession and it could be seen to demonstrate the inability of LPNs, as a profession, to handle the task of administration of medications, a task with which they have recently been entrusted. In determining appropriate penalties for the Member’s misconduct, the Discipline Committee noted that the evidence did not appear to suggest that the Member’s conduct was deliberate in the sense that he created the document to obtain drugs improperly. However, it was more than a mere oversight and best characterized as an exercise of extremely poor judgment and very serious misconduct. The Discipline Committee imposed the following penalties: (i) a formal reprimand; (ii) an order that the member’s employer be notified of the Discipline Committee’s decision and orders; (iii) that the member not be permitted to renew his license to practice or, if he is currently licensed, that his license to practice be suspended, until completion of the following conditions: (a) completion of the Roles, Responsibilities and Ethics course available through SIAST; (b) completion of the Medication Administration course available through SIAST; and (c) payment of $2,000 in costs to SALPN (reflecting only a portion of the actual costs associated with the hearing); (iv) upon completion of the education requirements, the payment of costs, and the renewal or reinstatement of his license, the member will be subject to the following conditions for the first 12 month of his employment as an LPN: (a) he must advise any employer of all of the terms of these

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Committee Reports orders; and (b) he must work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse; and (v) an order that the member’s license be suspended automatically if he fails to comply with the conditions he is subject to during his first 12 months of employment as an LPN. Physical abuse of a patient: Florence Ceaser was found guilty of professional misconduct for having struck a resident at a nursing home at which she was employed, after being struck by that resident. The Committee found that the Member’s conduct was harmful to the best interests of the public, it tended to harm the standing of the profession and was a breach of the Bylaws, being in violation of the Code of Ethics. Striking a resident, even in response to a resident’s aggressive and abusive behaviour, and even if it did not cause the resident any significant physical pain, is unacceptable. Ms. Ceaser cooperated with the discipline process and attended the hearing. At the hearing, the Member indicated that she had not renewed her license to practice as an LPN and has no intentions of returning to the practice of an LPN. In determining an appropriate penalty, the Discipline Committee considered certain aggravating and mitigating factors, ultimately determining that any lesser penalty than expulsion or the removal of the Member’s license is inappropriate and inadequate to address public safety and to meet the goals of general and specific deterrence. The aggravating factors included: (i) that physically striking a resident in one’s care is a very serious act of professional misconduct; (ii) that verbal abuse which could be perceived as a threat accompanied the Member’s actions; and (iii) that in 2009, the Member was found guilty of professional misconduct for a similar type of conduct. Factors mitigating penalty included: (i) that prior to 2008, Member had a long and unblemished record of practice; (ii) that the Member recognized she was not coping well with patient demands and had begun to take steps to secure alternate employment; and (iii) that the Member demonstrated cooperation in the disciplinary process. The Discipline Committee determined that expulsion was the appropriate penalty in this case, given the seriousness of the professional misconduct and because the aggravating factors far outweighed the mitigating factors. However, at the hearing, the Member asked that if the Discipline Committee intends to issue an order that she be expelled from the Association, she would like an opportunity to resign her license with

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the Association instead. The Investigation Committee did not object to this request. On that basis, and given the mitigating factors in this case, the Discipline Committee fashioned a set of orders that would allow the Member to resign her membership in the Association in a way that would have the same effect as an order of expulsion, but with a condition that she not be eligible to apply for reinstatement of her membership for a period of five years from the date of the incident that gave rise to this finding of professional misconduct. Members: Angela Zborosky (Chair), Marjorie Molsberry, Terry Chretien, Brenda Ballagh, Bonnie Hartman

Events Committee It has been another successful year for the SALPN Events Committee. Our 2012 AGM & Conference and Professional Development Day were a big success. Thanks to all who came out. We are looking forward to the 2013 AGM themed “Celebrating the LPN”, with our keynote speakers Megan Soper and Laura Archer. Our committee is also very excited to have Rory Allen as our entertainment for the Banquet ceremony. Please join us April 16th & 17th, in Regina at the Queensbury Downes Convention Center – We look forward to seeing you there. This year we will be working with SRNA and RPNAS to host our Professional Development Day – “Nursing Together”, on October 22nd in Saskatoon at the Saskatoon Inn. We are very excited for this event and hope to see you there. I would also like to remind all our members to keep filling out those evaluation forms. We definitely do take your feedback into consideration when planning our events. I would like to thank the committee members and office staff for all their hard work this year. Members: G  wen Coburn (Chair), Nancy Hanson, Bonnie Hauser, Kathleen Gessner, Adele Gangl, Jennifer Duesterbeck


Proposed Annual General Meeting Resolutions Resolution to Amend The Administrative Bylaws Whereas the present two-year term of office for members of council does not provide adequate time to acquire the necessary learning for members of council to function efficiently and effectively; and Whereas it is desirable to amend the SALPN Administrative Bylaws to provide for three-year terms of office for members of the SALPN Council; THEREFORE, Be it Resolved that The SALPN Administrative Bylaws, be amended as set out in the attached Schedule 1 and made by the SALPN Council by resolution adopted on February 4, 2013 be and the same are hereby confirmed by the members of SALPN present at the SALPN annual meeting as required by subsection 13(3) of The Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000.

Schedule 1 Amendments to SALPN Administrative Bylaws Subsection 14(1) of the Act (Ministerial Approval not Required)

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1 These bylaws may be cited as The SALPN Administrative Bylaws Amendments, 2013.

SALPN Administrative Bylaws amended

2 The SALPN Administrative Bylaws are amended as set out in this amending bylaw.

New section 9

3 Section 9 is repealed and the following substituted:

“Term of office

“9(1) F  or the purposes of subsection 7(6) of the Act, each elected councillor holds office for the period commencing at the close of the annual general meeting at which time he or she is elected until the close of the third annual general meeting following that election”.

New section 13

4 Section 13 is repealed and the following substituted: “Election of president and president-elect “13 An election for president and president-elect shall be held in 2013 and every three years thereafter”.

Section 14 amended

5 Subsection 14(2) is repealed and the following substituted: “(2) An election for a member-at-large shall be held: (a) in each of Zones 1, 3 and 5, in 2013 and every three years thereafter; and (b) in each of Zones 2 and 4, in 2014 and every three years thereafter”.

Resolution to Confirm the Regulatory Bylaws Whereas more than 10 years have passed since the SALPN Regulatory Bylaws were last revised; and Whereas it is appropriate to make several housekeeping changes and modernize the language of the SALPN Regulatory Bylaws; THEREFORE, Be it Resolved that The SALPN Regulatory Bylaws, 2013, as set out in Schedule 1 and made by the SALPN Council by resolution adopted on March 12, 2013 be and the same are hereby confirmed by the members of SALPN present at the SALPN annual meeting as required by subsection 13(3) of The Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000. Schedule 1 of the Regulatory Bylaws is a multiple page document that can be found at www.salpn.com

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Resolution to Amend The SALPN Fees Bylaw Whereas it is necessary to amend the SALPN Fees Bylaw to provide for certain new fees relating to pre-authorized payment plans in order to cover the on-going expenses associated with the program; THEREFORE, Be it Resolved that The SALPN Fees Bylaw be amended as set out in the attached Schedule 1 and made by the SALPN Council by resolution adopted on February 4, 2013 be and the same is hereby confirmed by the members of SALPN present at the SALPN annual meeting as required by subsection 13(3) of The Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000.

Schedule 1 Amendments to SALPN fees Bylaw Subsection 14(1) of the Act (Ministerial approval not required)

Title

1 These bylaws may be cited as The SALPN Fees Bylaw.

Section 6 amended 2. Section of The SALPN Fees Bylaw is amended by adding the following clauses after clause (e):

“(f) monthly administrative fee for the pre-authorized payment plan for licence renewal fees is $1; “(g) fee to withdraw from the pre-authorized payment plan for licence renewal fees is $25”.

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPP) Beginning this past January, the SALPN initiated a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPP) in which members could enroll and have their 2014 licensure renewal fees withdrawn from their banking account. The PPP program option was a great success with over 200 members enrolled, representing 12 out of the 13 Regional Health Authority’s in Saskatchewan. Overall, the SALPN received positive feedback regarding the implementation and looks forward to offering the program again next year. Thank you to those who enrolled, as your participation exceeded the SALPN’s expectations for the initial offering.

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Enrollment by Region

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2013 Elections to SALPN Council President Elect Nominations Kari Pruden Vision Statement We are living in a world that is rapidly changing before our eyes. Every day there are new discoveries. The same is true of nursing. LPNs are being asked everyday to do more, to think differently, to be more than they ever imagined they could be. And we can. To do this, we need sound research on practice, and standards that meet the needs of the members as well as the needs of the people of Saskatchewan. We need to do what is right which is not always easy, nor is it always popular. The SALPN is YOUR regulatory body; YOUR voice needs to be heard to provide the direction for the profession. My wish for the Council over the next 4 years is to meet with and really talk with the membership, to find out what YOUR issues are and how we can work together to be the best partners for a healthy society that we can be!

Professional Biography

I truly believe that you can always expand your knowledge, so I try to attend as many educational opportunities as I can. This winter, I have become an Ethics Champion on my unit by attending an Ethics Facilitator workshop and I attended a day class on Conflict and Collaboration.

Personal Information I am supposed to write down hobbies and interests and things that I want you to know about me but I think that the most important piece of information I can share with you is my desire to strengthen the SALPN. As YOUR President-Elect, I need to know what it is that YOU want for YOUR profession. I will be YOUR elected member and will strive to do what is best for all of us as Licensed Practical Nurses. I, Kari Pruden, declare my intention to run for PresidentElect and that I am a practicing LPN in good standing with the SALPN.

Please Note Kari Pruden has been declared President Elect by acclamation.

I can’t believe that I have been nursing for 25 years, but that’s what it’s been. I would never recognize the nurse that I was those many years ago. I started my career at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon in 1988 as a fresh-eyed SIAST grad (Kelsey in those days). I had no idea what the world of a nurse was all about. I still don’t have that figured out. I have worked many areas of several hospitals, home care and long term care. Today I am employed at Saskatoon City Hospital on the Transitional Care Unit. I have been on many SALPN committees over the years….Discipline Committee in 2003-2004, Leg & Bylaws, Events Planning, Awards & Recognition and currently in my 2nd year on the Nominations committee. I was elected as a Member-at-Large for Zone 3 in 2007. I was elected for a 2nd term in 2009. In 2008, I completed the Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership (SIHL) program. I am in my 3rd year as a coach with the SIHL. What a wonderful and learning opportunity SIHL has been. I also sit on the Saskatoon Health Region’s Nursing Practice Committee. This committee develops and reviews nursing practice for nurses on a region-wide level.

In Loving Memory of Diane Bainas, LPN 1946 - 2013 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient From Carol Kosedy & Bonnie Hauser

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Member At Large Nominations Zone 1 - West Andrea McConnell

respected and utilized in all heath care facilities in Saskatchewan to their full scope of practice for the high level of skills and knowledge acquired.

Vision Statement

Professional Biography

Dedicated professionals, always ready to learn, mentor new LPNs. I’m involved in changes in my work place, member of provincially sponsored focus group within my workplace for LPNs and RNs. I want LPN’s Scope of Practice to expand. I want Standardization of LPN’s education & testing at the national level.

Professional Biography I have worked at Cypress Regional Hospital since Grad in 2006. I am an active member of our SALPN Chapter. I have received my IV course from SIAST. I sit on 4 Releasing Time to Care committees at CRH. I take in as much education as possible. I’m committed to learning new things and improving current skills.

Personal Information I enjoy spending time with my family & friends. I also like to travel and love to cook. I play volleyball once a week with a women’s team. I’m also on my son’s Grad committee. Some attributes about me are that I’m a very organized person and definitely a people person. I also love to learn and try everything I can.

Theresa Brost Vision Statement LPN’s are a most valuable member of the nursing care team. Our profession has undergone an intense change since I became a Certified Nursing Aide in 1971. We are an intricate part of a team of professionals giving excellent care to patients in acute care, residents in LTC and families. My vision is to see my professional colleagues be

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I graduated as a CNA in 1971. I’ve worked in many areas of practice at the Edmonton General Hospital and at the Children’s Care Home. In 2006 I enrolled in the Practical Nurse Re-Entry Distance Learning Program at SIAST Wascana campus. My practicum was completed in 2008 at the Wascana Rehab Centre in Regina and Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert. The Home Care practicum was completed at Macklin. I am employed by the Heartland Health Region. I’ve worked (.7 position) at the Biggar Diamond Lodge, (casual, temporary full-time) at Kerrobert & District Health Facility, (casual and permanent full-time) at the Unity & District Health Facility and now working permanent full time at home (ten minutes away) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Macklin. I’ve mentored new LPN’s at the workplace in Biggar. I very much enjoy my career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. I am a SALPN workplace Liaison. I attend SALPN’s Conference & AGM and Professional Development days. I look forward to serving on the SALPN Council as a Member at Large for Zone 1.

Personal Information In June I will have been married for 36 years. I am a proud mother of three daughters and four sons. Two of my children have chosen careers in the medical field. I love travelling to visit my family and spending time with my three granddaughters. I enjoy music, baking, sewing, reading, visiting and volunteering in my community. I am my parents’ caregiver. I’ve served on the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association for 12 years and our local Prairie Sunset Music Festival for many, many years. I am currently serving the secretary of the Macklin Housing Board of Directors, a CWL member and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Auxiliary President.


Member At Large Nominations Zone 3 - Saskatoon Gwendolyn Coburn Vision Statement My vision for the LPN profession is to see LPNs feel empowered by their knowledge. They are part of a profession who provides exemplary care to their patients and they are a respected member of the Health care team. I would like to see an atmosphere of respect continue to develop between LPNs & other nursing professionals. I think we have made some great strides towards building stronger lines of communication by working together to plan a collaborative Education Day in October 2013.

Professional Biography I work as a Simulation Lab Coordinator. I am part of the Simulation Learning Center at SIAST Kelsey. I work directly with the Practical Nurse Program. I also work casually with the Saskatoon Health region Home Care. I spent a year and half working on Orthopedics at RUH after my graduation from the PN program in 2010. My work experience prior to working as an LPN was with the Cypress Hills Health region as a full time EMT. I have completed the SIHL course with the University of Regina in the spring of 2012; which was a great asset towards helping me develop my leadership skills. I was also privileged to partake in the 360o Leadership workshop and a Governance workshop. November 2011, I travelled to Halifax to attend the WINN (workplace Integration of New Nurses) conference which gave me a broader awareness of the need and hurdles of new nurses to our health care system. I am the chairperson of the SALPN Events committee; therefore I am actively involved in the planning of the Education Day and AGM. This year I am excited to be on a committee with members from the SRNA & RPNAS to plan a collaborative Education Day on Oct 22, 2013. This joint effort should help to bring our professions closer while we all gain knowledge to support us to be the best nurses we can be for our patients. I also sit on the Finance committee and the Re-Entry & Basic program Review Ad Hoc committee.

Personal Information Part of my job with SIAST is to work with Northern Regional Colleges. My hope if the help these outreach programs will use simulation scenarios in their lab and as part of their clinical experiences. I love spending time with my 5 grown children and their partners/wives and with my beautiful granddaughter, Rory. My partner and I have 4 dogs between us and we love working on the acreage. I love to decorate my home for each and I recently took a quilting class which has renewed my passion for sewing and doing crafts. Activities I enjoy are travelling, golfing, camping, boating, walking, snowmobiling, skiing, exercise & yoga classes and watching hockey.

Bev Beatty Vision Statement I am honored to be an LPN. Fortunately my long term care facility has faith in the competence of LPN’s as we are the charge nurse in this facility. LPN’s have come a long way and we need to continue to evolve. Education is important to keep us highly skilled. My vision is to advocate our profession by educating the general public and healthcare sector as to the vital role we are. To have our scope of practice understand, accepted and respected. For us to no longer be seen as just an LPN, but to be valued for our critical role. I believe we are the future of nursing.

Professional Biography I completed the LPN program in 2010 at SIAST Kelsey in Saskatoon. Since then I have worked in home care, community nursing and a brand new LTC facility where I recently served as clinical team leader. I was also a SCA for eight years. In that time I was part of a behavioural transitional team that successfully rehabilitated people with behavioural challenges into the community or group homes. I am also a SALPN workplace liaison member.

Personal Information I am a cancer survivor, which has given me the strength & resiliency through times of adversity. I am also involved with community activities that benefit the lives of others. I enjoy reading and creative writing in my spare time. I love being a nurse.

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Member At Large Nominations Zone 5 - East Marlene Cleveland Vision Statement I graduated in 1978 as a CNA from KIAAS and have seen many changes over the years of nursing. I completed my medication course in 2002. I have kept up to date with needed courses to maintain my license. I actually retired once from nursing and took Early Childhood education courses and worked at Bengough’s DayCare for a year. I found I missed nursing too much and returned to it. My vision would be to accept each level of Healthcare for the importance that we all provide no matter what letters are behind our name. We are all nurses and we all need each other. I hear repeatedly that we need to work as a team. Repeatedly that does now happen. I would like to take part in Council to help spread that vision. I have over 30 years of experience in this profession and feel that I have learned a lot in those years, but still have a lot more room to learn. I know the basics of nursing care and wish that we would get back to that degree. I do not have experience on our Council, but have always been interested in what makes SALPN “tick”. I would enjoy the opportunity to learn more about this and feel with my years of work in the service industry, waitressing to help pay the bills, working in healthcare and day care. I feel I have gained invaluable experience with people skills; and wonder if that is something Council would benefit from.

Professional Biography I am presently employed at Weyburn Special Care Home. Previous employment was at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan, Homecare West, Radville Marion Health Centers, Bengough Nursing Home, Bengough Health Center, Weyburn General Hospital, and Souris Valley Regional Care Home.

Personal Information In the past I have served as figure skating President (Bengough Club). Served on United Church Board, Bengough Skating Rink Board, and taught Sunday school.

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Kathleen Gessner Vision Statement • I want to let others know about all changes happening lately. • To have good leadership within Zone 5 • To have a voice for fellow LPNs and be able to bring issues for them. • Bring forth knowledge to surrounding communities about “what the role of the LPN is” • Promote team leading skills

Professional Biography I have worked as an LPN since April 2008. I have worked in LTC (28 bed facility) and am presently working in an Acute care/emergency facility. I have been on the Events committee with SALPN. I am currently enrolled in the SIHL Program.

Personal Information • Events Committee with SALPN

Janice Wagner Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to sit as Member at Large for Zone 5 East on the SALPN Council. I have learned so much! I have thoroughly enjoyed serving the membership. Given the opportunity to sit on SALPN Council for another term, I will increase my knowledge further and I will share this information with the membership. I will continue to advocate for the LPN profession across the province. I will not lose sight of our vision “Partners for a Healthy Society.”

Vision Statement My vision for the LPN profession is that health care is forever changing and we must be able to evolve with it. Primary health care, Releasing Time To Care, LEAN, and leadership are the “buzz” words in healthcare today. As LPN’s we must continue to develop our skills and education, work to full scope, and be accountable. continued...


We need to make ourselves more visible to the public and to other disciplines of the health professions as we work collaboratively with them. Our goal is to provide the best safe patient care that we possibly can. We are our patients’ advocate.

Professional Biography I currently work at the Weyburn General Hospital in acute care nursing and the majority of my thirty two year old career has been spent in Weyburn. I spent three of those years working in Fillmore in a long term setting in which I was team leader. I have been actively involved in our Weyburn and District LPN Chapter serving as secretarytreasurer several times and am presently an instructor for the TLR and PART programs in the Sun Country Health Region. On the provincial TLR and PART programs, I sit as a committee member. Preceptoring students and mentoring staff has always been a very rewarding experience for me. I have also presented labs for the SIAST Practical Nursing Program in Weyburn. As a personal choice, I attained my diploma in Licensed Practical Nursing in June 2012 along with an advanced foot care certificate. Presently I am a participant in the Sask. Institute of Health Leadership program with presentation of our project in April 2013. While on SALPN, I am a member of the Policy Development Committee and chairperson of the Awards and Recognition Committee.

Personal Information I am a proud mother of four sons and two grandsons. The youngest is graduating and attending university in the fall. I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, gardening, travelling, baking, and reading. I love being a nurse and taking care of my patients and their families. I also enjoy working with my colleagues. As one big nursing family, we can change the future of health care!

Kayla Nicholls Vision Statement The LPN profession has been subject to tremendous change and advancements with our evolving health care system. I regard Saskatchewan to hold their Licensed Practical Nurses to the highest standard of practice. With Licensed Practical Nurses at an already excellent professional level, I envision strengthening the partnership we have created and facilitating a respectful and collaborative environment

among all bodies of nursing. In order to maintain the good and promote progression for our profession, continuing education and providing information is fundamental. I believe in emphasizing and promoting the importance of patient and family centered care. Saskatchewan Licensed Practical Nurses serve society by practicing in an ethical and competent manner to provide professional nursing care. It is crucial for the Licensed Practical Nurse to take accountability for self regulation and practice within these standards. As a skilled and enthusiastic novice nurse, I am confident that I will be a strong asset to Council. I aspire to stand as a role model and outlet of knowledge for fellow Licensed Practical Nurses and staff members.

Professional Biography I obtained my practical nursing Diploma in July 2011 at Norquest College through distance education. I began my career in a larger rural hospital on the inpatient ward, which also included labor and delivery. Concurrently I also worked at a large rural long term facility. In April 2012, I obtained employment at the Wadena Union Hospital full time. Within this busy rural hospital, it is essential for the Licensed Practical Nurse to work proficiently at full scope and demonstrate leadership. Currently my area of work includes emergency, minor operations, paediatrics, geriatrics, and acute care. This pulls knowledge and skills from all aims of my nursing education, making for a well rounded educational experience daily. I am currently enrolled in the Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership program through the University of Regina. It is a 5 month program that focuses on bringing together professionals from all disciplines and all levels within the heath care system to foster leadership potential, skills, and the creation of leadership community that works together to support and sustain good health. The curriculum is designed to develop skills and competencies of leadership in 6 core areas: Life balance & personal development, vision & planning, systems thinking, conflict & collaboration, policy & politics, and community & culture.

Personal Information My husband and I reside on an acreage north of Quill Lake. I enjoy developing my yard and garden in summer. We enjoy fishing, camping, snowmobiling, quadding, our animals and most importantly, our families. I am passionate about music, travel, and continuing education.

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Meg Soper Professional speaker and comedienne Meg Soper is recognized as one of the premiere motivators in Canada. She combines her remarkable sense of humour with her unique perspective of life to captivate her audience and provide them with a presentation filled with inspiration and entertainment. Meg has appeared as a keynote speaker and feature performer at conventions and corporate functions across North America and internationally. She has shared the stage with such celebrities as Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres. With over 28 years experience in the health care industry and as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room, she understands how your attitude affects those around you at home and in the workplace environment. Meg is co-author of the book, “From the Stage to the Page - Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies”. She has appeared on the CBC Television Network, Women’s Television Network and Prime TV, as well as being featured in many radio programs and comedy festivals. Meg has a tremendous ability to connect with her audience and take every event to a higher level.

Laura Archer Over the past twelve years, Laura Archer has viewed her role as a nurse in non-conventional ways. Upon graduating from the University of Prince Edward Island’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in 2001, she promptly set about augmenting her education through certifications in highly specialized areas, including advanced training in emergency and intensive care, tropical medicine and community-based health promotion. Her first foray into nursing in Los Angeles saw Laura working in the emergency room at one of the city’s busiest hospitals. Subsequent experiences in California over the next several years included stints on the transplant and critical care wards, as well as time acting as preceptor to nursing students at UCSF in San Francisco. Laura’s overseas experiences with Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) over the past seven years include the development and delivery of malnutrition programs for vulnerable populations in remote areas, mass vaccination campaigns, low-resource emergency medicine, fulfilling the role of Medical Coordinator and assessing population medical needs in a variety of both remote and war-torn regions of Africa. Though Laura has taken every opportunity to expand the role of a nurse in non-traditional ways, she maintains the perspective that the most important role a nurse plays is to be compassionate and competent, despite the surroundings. While she continues to believe in the transformational power of nursing and stays both active and current in the nursing domain, Laura has transitioned her own career and is rapidly gaining a reputation as a professional artist. Working full-time from her studio in Ottawa, she depicts the lives of the people she meets overseas in the belief that true compassion comes from recognizing that everyone has a story that matters and deserves to be heard.

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Emily Harder

SIAST Simulation Learning Center SIAST’s state-of-the-art Simulation Learning Centres (SLCs) provide hands-on experience through realitybased activities. The SLCs feature simulation hospital/trauma rooms, high-tech mannequins, simulated home settings, video monitoring and separate control rooms, plus debriefing and health assessment rooms.

Tania Bird & Carla O’Reilly Co-authors The Smiling Mask – Truth about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood

The purpose of The Smiling Mask is to create awareness, understanding, and acceptance of postpartum difficulties; to bring peace and validation to mothers and fathers by engaging and empowering families, and communities in the life changing and natural experience of parenthood.

Jacqueline Tisher Hope’s Home

From her personal experience as a mother and foster parent of medically fragile children, and profession as a Registered Nurse working in Neonatal and Pediatric ICU, Jacque recognized a gap in care. She saw children with complex medical needs who were well cared for in hospital, but once released had little community support. Her own daughter Acacia gave Jacque a passion for children with diverse needs. Later, her foster daughter named Hope inspired Jacque to make a difference in our community. After months of advocating for help to safely care for her at home, Hope passed away February 3, 2004. From that point Jacque’s passion for children with medical needs became a dream to pursue. In 2005 she left her hospital career and opened her home as a family daycare for medically fragile children and their siblings. Today, recognized as the first medical daycare center in Canada, Hope’s Home staffs nurses, developmental workers and educators. Hope’s Home team provides early learning complex care in daycare, respite, preschool and recreation programs for over 100 children in Regina and now expanding into Prince Albert.

Jon Antal

Community Education Leader STARS Regina STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) is a charitable, not for profit organization that provides safe, rapid, and highly specialized air medical transportation to critically ill and injured patients in rural Saskatchewan. Jon Antal is a flight paramedic with STARS Air Ambulance. He was part of the first Air Medical Crew members to be hired for the Regina base in December 2011. When he’s not flying in the red helicopter, Jon travels around southern Saskatchewan to deliver the STARS Outreach training program to our community partners such as firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel who may be called upon to assist in STARS missions by securing landing zones.

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AGM Agenda April 16th

7:15 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

12:00 pm Lunch

April 17th

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 am Welcome and Greetings

1:15 pm Tania Bird and Carla O’Reilly Postpartum Depression and Parenthood

9:00 am Laura Archer

8:45 am Rachel Werrett U of R SIHL Program

2:30 pm Break

10:10 am Break

9:00 am Emily Harder SIAST Simulation Learning Center

2:50 pm Jacqueline Tisher Hope’s Home

10:30 am Jon Antal STARS

10:10 am Break

5:30 pm Cocktails Ramada Hotel Canadian Ballrooom

12:00 pm Lunch

10:30 am Meg Soper Wit, Fit, and Balance.... Strategies for Success

6:00 pm Dinner, Awards and Entertainment

1:00 pm SALPN Annual General Meeting


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SALPN Embroided Jackets Please visit SALPNs booth at the 2013 SALPN Conference and Annual General Meeting for samples and information! For more information call Adele Gangl, SALPN Office Manager at 306-525-1436 ext. 222

Ladies Bonded Fleece Jacket 100% polyester jersey bonded with 100% polyester microfleece, 7.4 oz./yd2/252 gsm

90.00 (includes shipping)

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Ladies Active Performance Stretch Jacket 100% polyester interlock bonded with 100% polyester interlock, 6.5 oz./yd2/220 gsm; 3-layer performance soft shell with 8,000 mm waterproofness/800 g breathabilityon front and sleeve panels

80.00 (includes shipping)

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Ladies Fleece Softshell Jacket 100% Polyester,bonded with100% Polyester Micro Fleece

95.00 (includes shipping)

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Mens Fleece Softshell Jacket 100% Polyester,bonded with100% Polyester Micro Fleece

95.00 (includes shipping)

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Ladies 3 Layer Softshell Jacket 96% polyester/4% spandex bonded with 100% polyester jersey, 7.4 oz./yd2/250 gsm 3-layer performance stretch soft shell with 8,000 mm waterproofness/800 g breathability

100.00 (includes shipping)

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Mens and Ladies Lifestyle Jacket 87% polyester/13% spandex jersey, 9.7 oz./yd2/330 gsm with two-way stretch for comfort and ease of movement

80.00 (includes shipping)

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Registration Form Date April 16-17, 2013 Annual Meeting Queensbury Convention Center | Evraz Place Banquet Regina Ramada Hotel | 1818 Victoria Avenue | Regina, SK Member Fee $200.00* (includes one banquet ticket) Early Bird $185.00* (before March 29th) Non-Member Fee $300.00* (includes one banquet ticket) Student Fee $50.00/day* Student Banquet Ticket $40.00 Additional Banquet Ticket $40.00* * Fee is non-refundable

For Guest Room Reservations Contact: Ramada Hotel 1818 Victoria Avenue | Regina, SK. (306) 569-1666 or 1-800-316-8704 Block code name: Saskatchewan Association Of Licensed Practical Nurses This is a scent free event. Name Registration Number Email Address Phone Number Dietary Restrictions For Students Only Day(s) you will be attending? April 16th Method of Payment Credit Card No. (Visa / Mastercard) Expiry Date Registration Deadline April 9th, 2013 Or you can contact the SALPN office at: 700A - 4400 4th Avenue Regina, SK S4P 2M7 306-525-1436

April 17th

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Hand in Hand - March/April 2013  

2012 Annual Report

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