SRNA members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of initiatives in the nursing community that will enhance their nursing practice. These opportunities include: volunteering as a Workplace Representative or Workplace Representative Educator, starting or participating in a Professional Practice Group, participating in SRNA online forums, or getting involved with the SRNA Council, focus groups or committees.
SRNA Workplace Representatives are SRNA members who volunteer to act as communication liaisons between the SRNA and RNs in their place of employment.
The SRNA is committed to keeping lines of communication open between the association and its members. An important resource in executing this commitment is the approximately 170 SRNA Workplace Representatives across Saskatchewan. Not only do Workplace Representatives share information from the SRNA with their colleagues, they also relay any questions and concerns from their colleagues back to the SRNA.
Professional Practice Groups
The SRNA’s Professional Practice Groups (PPGs) are member-driven groups based on specific topics (i.e. Pain Management) or areas of practice (i.e. Critical Care).
PPGs provide professional growth and development, and promote networking within the SRNA community of nurses. Five SRNA members are required to establish a PPG. These groups get together to discuss best practices, share information, review expert literature, provide mentorship, work on projects, and host education events. PPGs are an important part of an RNs ongoing education and are also open to physicians, other types of nurses, and the public.
Online Community of Practice (Coming Soon)
In an effort to provide SRNA members with even more resources and further enhance the nursing community, the SRNA has developed an online community of practice.
The SRNA’s moderated online forum is a new digital community for Saskatchewan RNs. The online forum is home to a chat room where members can ask questions on a particular topic, start and contribute to discussions, and access a variety of resources. The online forum is password protected and available exclusively to SRNA members.
Getting Involved with the SRNA
The SRNA is a member-driven organization that relies on the involvement of its members to ensure a strong, rich, and diverse association.
There are a wide variety of ways to get involved with the SRNA during one’s career as an RN with varying levels of time commitment. Examples include: running or voting for SRNA Council; participating in committees, focus groups, or document reviews; joining or leading a Professional Practice Group; volunteering as a Workplace Representative or Educator; or submitting an abstract for the SRNA’s annual Education Day. Contact Terri Belcourt: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.