Nursing Students


Did you Know

Did you know, CHNIG contributes over half the cost of the RNAO Student Membership to help increase accessibility for nursing students and support our professional organization?

Student Information

Role Description for Student Member:

  • Provide input to RNAO and CHNIG on relevant issues from a student’s perspective.
  • Promote CHNIG and RNAO’s perspectives, links, resources and awards to peers in nursing programs.
  • Identify community and home health nursing student education issues to CHNIG.
  • Network with other student nursing associations, especially the Ontario Regional Director of the Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) and the Provincial Nursing Students Interest Group (Nursing Students of Ontario- NSO) on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to the overall goals of CHNIG and RNAO where possible.

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Benefits

Why become a CHNIG student member?

  • Our website includes stories from nurses, opportunities for funding, and information on conferences and meetings, and other resources
  • By attending meetings and networking with other CHNIG members, you can stay connected to the pulse of Community Health Nursing in Ontario
  • You will receive our biannual newsletter with information on what the interest group is doing for you
  • You have the opportunity to be involved in political action for patients and your own profession
  • Membership is FREE for students

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Join CHNIG when you sign up or renew with RNAO.

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Awards


CHNIG Education Award

 

The Education Awards are presented to community health nurses who demonstrate excellence and dedication to the pursuit of advanced education that contributes to community health nursing.

 

Nominee must be a registered nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and be a member of the Community Health Nurses Initiatives Group (CHNIG) for a minimum of three years.  A confirmation letter or e-mail to establish membership in CHNIG is required.  The successful recipients are announced and presented with a $1000.00 award at the CHNIG Annual General Meeting.

 

*NOTE: Applicants can only receive one CHNIG Educational Scholarship or Research Award per degree.

 

Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019

NEW Beatrice McDonough Award of Excellence

 

Previously the CHNIG Award for Clinical Excellence in Community Health Nursing, this award has been re-named in honour of Beatrice McDonough.  Beatrice was a dear colleague and public health nurse, best known for her passionate community health work as a nurse and citizen.  Please nominate a community health nurse who demonstrates excellence and dedication in all aspects of practice, education, research and leadership.

 

An announcement and presentation is made at the CHNIG Annual General Meeting.  The recipient will receive a crystal award along with a one-year membership to RNAO including CHNIG.

 

Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019

CHNIG Research Award

 

This award is presented to Registered Nurses pursuing research in community health nursing at the masters or doctoral levels.  The awards may also be given to community health nurses who wish to undertake research in a clinical setting.

 

Nominee must be a registered nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and be a member of the Community Health Nurses Initiatives Group (CHNIG) for a minimum of three years.  A confirmation letter or e-mail to establish membership in CHNIG is required.  The nominee must also be the principle investigator on the project providing a well-defined research project pertinent to community health nursing.  Successful recipients are announced and presented with a $1000.00 award at the CHNIG Annual General Meeting.

 

*NOTE: Applicants can receive one CHNIG Educational Scholarship or Research Award per degree.

 

Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019

Bursaries


CHNIG 2019 Professional Development Bursary to attend the 14th National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference: May 27th – 29th, 2019 ~ Saint John, NB

 

The Professional Development Bursary was established by the Community Health Nurses’ Initiatives Group (CHNIG) of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) in 2010 in recognition of the need to support CHNIG members in their interest and participation in the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) National Conference.

 

The applicant must be a RN with a minimum two year membership in CHNIG or a student with a minimum one year membership.

 

Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019 @ 1700h.

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