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Hand in Hand


Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul

Call for Resolutions Find out more SALPN Awards

Your chance to recognize your peers

Online Renewal Results Coming to Your Mailbox Soon Annual Licensure Audit

January 2012

SALPN Council

SALPN Awards

Council Members

Here is your chance to recognize your peers and celebrate the achievements of Licensed Practical Nurses from across the province.

President Rachel Kennedy, LPN President Elect Pauline Mason, LPN

Members at Large Zone 1, West Wrangler Hamm, LPN Zone 2, North Karen Disiewich, LPN Zone 3, Saskatoon City Gwen Coburn, LPN Zone 4, Regina City Erin Ward, LPN Zone 5, East Janice Wagner, LPN

Public Representatives Tony Linner Marjorie Bell Bonnie Hartman

Executive Director Colin Hein, RN

SALPN Staff Executive Director Colin Hein, RN Registrar Cara Brewster, LPN Assistant Registrar Bonnie Downes Practice Consultant Lynsay Donald, LPN Communications Consultant Travis Pool Investigator Della Bartzen, LPN Office Manager Adele Kohlenberg Administrative Assistant Stephanie Kavas


The SALPN Awards and Recognition Committee is asking for nominations for four awards: • LPN of Distinction • Mentorship • Lifetime Achievement • Honorary Membership Do you have someone you would like to nominate for one or more of these awards? If you do, please visit the SALPN website at (Awards) where you can find more information about each of these Awards plus Application forms. You can also contact the SALPN office at (888) 257-2576 or All Award Applications have to be in the SALPN office by February 28, 2012.

Nominations to The SALPN Council How do you determine which zone you are in? Your electoral zone is based on your principal place of employment, not your place of residence. Zones 2 and 4 are defined as follows:

Zone 2 – North

All health agencies within the Athabasca, Keewatin Yatthe, Mamawetan Churchill River, Prairie North, Prince Albert Parkland and Kelsey Trail Health Authorities.

Zone 4 - Regina

All health agencies within the Regina city limits. For further information about the Nominations process, and to access Application forms, please visit the SALPN website at (About Us/ Council/Elections/Member at Large Nominations Form). You can also contact the SALPN office at (888) 257-2576 or Applications have to be in the SALPN office by February 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM


Call for Resolutions Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses Call for Resolution 2010 Annual General Meeting 1. Submission of Resolutions The SALPN Executive Director must receive all resolutions for presentation at the Annual General Meeting before February 22, 2012. This allows sufficient time for review of the Resolutions and for publicizing them to chapters and individual members through the Annual Report. 2. Procedure at Annual Meeting In compliance with the Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000, Section 28(1) the procedures at all meetings of the Association and of the Council shall be governed by the procedures contained in Appendix B and in most cases not provided for, by the Rules set out in Procedures for Meetings and Organizations, third edition, M. Kay Kerr and Hubert W. King, (Toronto, Canada: Carswell, 1996.) Each resolution is read aloud from the Chair and the name of the member who submitted the resolution is stated. The Chair will then call for a mover and a seconder for the proposed resolution. The person moving the resolution will also be called upon to speak to it.

Online License Renewal Results... A big shout out to those of you who renewed your license online this year. In total, there were 1617 Practising LPN’s and 71 Non-Practising LPN’s who registered online. There are many upsides to renewing your license online. It is fast. It is easy. Also, it automatically enters you into a draw for a great prize(s).

Congratulations to the winners of this years prize draw of a $100 pre-paid Visa gift card:

Florence Goertzen


Bart Beckman

Regina La Ronge



Annual Licensure Audit Each year the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) conducts Licensure Audits involving a random group of its members. The purpose of these audits is to verify the accuracy of information provided annually on renewal such as; Continuing Education Points and Actual Hours of Work. This year 10% of the SALPN membership will be audited. Randomly chosen members will be sent an audit package in the mail with detailed instructions. New this year, there will also be a link on the SALPN website where all audited member’s Registration Numbers will be posted for easier access.


2012 Annual General Meeting Date April 24-25, 2012 Location TCU Place, Saskatoon Cost Member fee • $200.00 Non Member Fee • $300 Students • $20.00/day Banquet ticket • $40.00 Fees are non-refundable Hotel Reservation 90 – 22nd Street East Saskatoon, SK. (306) 244-2311 or 1-877-STAY-HGI. Block code name: Saskatchewan Association Of Licensed Practical Nurses

Keynote Speaker Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul and Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul: Second Dose LeAnn Thieman is a nationally acclaimed professional speaker, author, and nurse who was “accidentally” caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975. Her book, This Must Be My Brother, details her daring adventure of helping to rescue 300 babies as Saigon was falling to the Communists. An ordinary person, she struggled through extraordinary circumstances and found the courage to succeed. LeAnn has been featured in Newsweek Magazine’s Voices of the Century issue, on FOX-TV, BBC, NPR, PBS, PAX-TV’s It’s A Miracle, and countless radio and TV programs. As a renowned motivational speaker, LeAnn shares life-changing lessons learned from her Airlift experience. Believing we all have individual “war zones,” she inspires people to balance their lives, truly live their priorities and honors them for the difference they make in the world. LeAnn is one of about ten percent of speakers worldwide to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation and in August, 2008 she was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.


THE SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL NURSING COUNCIL IS HOSTING ITS INAUGURAL NURSING LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE. Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon March 29 (pm) & 30 The conference theme provokes a dialogue about nursing leadership and our public, working with others to courageously influence, inspire and innovate the delivery of quality health care. The action-oriented program will appeal to LPNs, RPNs and RNs in all roles and at every level of experience. Nursing students are encouraged to attend. The conference will focus on leading change and impacts on the public, practitioner and system outcomes. The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association is providing support for this year’s event — please check the web site for updates on registration, keynote speakers and interactive sessions. For more information, please visit

Did You Know... That all SALPN members who have renewed their annual license in the Practicing category must collect 5 Continuing Education Points to remain eligible for licensure even though they may not have practiced as a LPN for the entire year? SALPN members who renew in the Non-Practicing category and change their status to Practicing at some stage during the licensure year will have to collect Continuing Education Points according to the pro-rated guidelines.


2012 Annual General Meeting Registration Form Member Fee – $200.00 Non Member Fee – $300.00 Student Fee - $20.00/day (Banquet ticket - $40.00) (Fee is non refundable) (Includes Education Sessions, Keynote Speaker, Awards Banquet, 2 Continental Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & Handouts) Name Registration Number Address City Postal Code Phone Number Dietary Restrictions For Students Only Day(s) you will be attending?

April 24th

April 25th

Banquet Ticket? Yes


Method of Payment Cheque Money Order Credit Card No. (Visa / Mastercard) Expiry Date For planning purposes, please return before April 13, 2012 to: SALPN 700A - 4400 4th Avenue Regina, SK S4P 2M7 (Please complete and send separate for each registrant) Canada Post Publication Mail Agreement # 40010212

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