CNF Covid-19 Fund For Nurses
CNF Covid-19 Fund in Support of Nurses Across Canada
This pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to all of us. Nurses and health care providers across the country are at the front lines keeping our families, friends and communities safe. Their tireless efforts in this ever-changing battle against Covid-19 is crucial.
The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) COVID-19 Fund for Nurses will:
- Support Nurses TODAY
- Provide mental health support for nurses during this COVID-19 pandemic
- Help provide nurses with the evidence, skills and training they need to better navigate COVID-19
- Develop and share best practices for future pandemics
- Explore and support new research in critical care and pandemic response
Nursing The Future
Dr. Judy Duchscher and her national team from across Canada are excited to share this platform of support for nursing students and newly graduated practical, psychiatric and registered nurses as they transition to all scopes of professional nursing practice.
Visit https://nursingthefuture.ca/ to have a listen to their stories about how this project funded by CNF is uniting nurses and moving nursing forward.
“It is the vision, creativity and passionate commitment of these young professionals, supported by the expert knowledge and practice experience of their senior mentors that will drive nursing and healthcare forward”.
Dr. Judy Duchscher
- September 16, 2020 – Online platform to support nurses in development led by TRU faculty member
- August 29, 2020 – New nurses on B.C.’s health front lines get more behind-the-scenes backup
- August 23, 2020 – TRU faculty member leads national project to support nurses during pandemic
- August 18, 2020 – Nursing the Future recognized by Academica Top 10
- August 12, 2020 – Press Release (Learn more about Nursing the Future)
Nurses’ Voices launching in early June, 2021, is a unique new video and audio series hosted by Gail Donner and Mary Wheeler, that amplifies the voices of nurses to help them adapt and excel within these changing and uncertain times.
Be the first to watch and listen! Sign up now for Nurses’ Voices e-mail updates at nursesvoices.ca.
“Nurses’ Voices features conversations with a diverse group of Canadian nurses from a variety of workplaces including long term care, acute care and community health.” -Gail Donner, RN, PhD
“Nurses’ Voices provides a forum where guests and hosts listen and learn from each other to grow and thrive in an ever-changing healthcare system where the new normal is uncertainty.” – Mary Wheeler, RN, MEd
The Impact of Prolonged PPE Use
Kim LeBlanc, CNF past award recipient, is conducting a study funded by CNF to better understand the risks and impact of prolonged PPE use, especially facial masks, on nurses’ skin.
“Despite numerous personal and media reports by healthcare professionals of PPE-related skin injuries, there exists limited published evidence to support the prevention of these wounds.”
–Kimberly LeBlanc PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC (C), FCAN
“CNF is very pleased to support research that can reduce the risk to nurses at the front lines of this pandemic in a year where their health and protection is paramount,” says Christine Rieck Buckley, CNF CEO.
You are invited to participate in a brief survey studying the Impact of PPE use on Canadian Healthcare Professionals. The survey should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. The aim of this study is to explore the impact of PPE use on Canadian Healthcare Professionals.
Please follow the link listed below to enter the survey.
For further information, please contact Lead investigator, Kimberly LeBlanc firstname.lastname@example.org
Development and Sharing of Best Practices for Future Pandemics
Supported by CNF’s new COVID-19 Fund for Nurses, nursing leaders, Denise Bryant-Lukosius and Erin Ziegler, are engaging national and international stakeholders to examine advanced practice nursing innovations developed in response to COVID-19.
“The funding providing by CNF enabled us to get this time-sensitive project up and running very quickly. The global response to participate in this project has been simply outstanding and reinforces the critical need for this work”. –Denise Bryant-Lukosius, RN PhD
“Advanced practice nurses have been at the forefront of healthcare system responses to the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected advanced practice nurses, their professional practice and the workforce from a global perspective is key to developing implementing strategies to better support advanced practice nurses and to optimize their utilization.”
-Erin Ziegler, PhD, NP-PHC