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June 12, 2020


Council Highlights – June 4, 2020

Top 8 things you need to know

  1. Council approved the Red River College, Nursing Baccalaureate Program for five years to Sept. 2025.
  2. Council extended the Red River College Registered Nurse Refresher program approval for a nine-month period from January 1 to September 1, 2021.
  3. Council approved changes to the Standards for Nursing Education Programs regarding simulation for clinical practica:
    • Simulation learning is guided by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Standards of Best Practice: Simulation
    • The CRNM Council approved replacing up to 50% of clinical practice hours per course.
    • Simulation hours cannot be used to replace senior/final practicum hours.
    • Faculty who participate in simulation must be prepared with formal education
    • Each hour of simulation will be equivalent to two hours of clinical practice. Programs who replace clinical practice hours with simulation must have ongoing monitoring of the following indicators:
      1. Clinical competence
      2. Readiness for practice
      3. Critical thinking
      4. Feedback from clinical site practitioners
      5. Evidence of how simulation is connected to clinical practice
  4. Council approved the Council Member Requirements document related to the competencies and attributes required to be a Council member.
  5. Council approved the issuance of a Request for Proposals for financial audit services.
  6. Council approved an updated Risk Management Framework related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  7. Council approved 6 new/revised governance policies, including GP-3 Council Code of Conduct, Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest and GP-23 Council Policy Development/Updating/Approval
  8. Council approved the CEO/Registrar’s monitoring report of EE-8 Communications and Support to Council