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Who are We?

We are:

  • a non-profit network organization
  • almost 100 advanced practice nurses in a diversity of clinical roles who meet to impact on common issues & concerns
  • APNs who work in the London area in the hospitals, clinics, health units, long term care facilities and family health networks
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The Executive

Position Name Term
Chair Ann Jarvie  
Treasurer Heather Whittle  
Secretary Jacqueline Crandall  
Webmaster Tony O'Regan & Tina Hurlock-Chorostecki  
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LRAPN Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: As a group of advanced practice nurses we support a passion for excellence in clinical practice, education, and research and strive to enhance professionalism through partnership, collegiality, and mentorship.

Vision: To advance and promote innovative nursing leadership and clinical practice at the local, provincial, national, and international levels.

Values: We value:

  • Excellence and innovation in patient/family-centered care
  • The diverse practice and expertise of our colleagues
  • The full scope of the Advanced Practice Nurse role
  • And the opportunity for support and collaboration with peers

  • revised 2010

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LRAPN Terms of Reference

Click here for a pdf version of the terms of reference.

Goals and Objectives 2013-2014

  1. Incorporate research into meetings, network opportunities, and the website
    • Highlight research being done by members
    • Identify resources available
    • Explore opportunities for research with networking partners including Professional Practice portfolios, UWO, Fanshawe College and Lawson Research Institute
    • Explore opportunities to be part of development of a research data base
  2. Increase the profile of the APN role for students, healthcare professionals, and the public
    • Offer educational events
    • Participate in Nursing week activities
    • Maintain a public website of APN practice in the clinical, education, leadership, and research domains of practice
    • Invite APNs to present research activities at networking opportunities and on the website
  3. Increase APN engagement within a network
    • Explore the willingness and viability of a virtual community of practice centred on the website
    • Continue to engage and invite new members through APN mentorship
  4. Encourage engagement in Professional Action
    • Participate in NPAO, RNAO, CNO, CAAPN, CNA, STTI activities
    • Participate in local and region healthcare change, e.g. LHINs
    • Work to bridge the gap between provincial/system readiness and organizational readiness for healthcare improvement
  5. Explore and identify resources available to assist APNís in Research
    • Explore for opportunities to assist with funding proposal writing
    • Explore for opportunities to acquire statistician support
    • Explore nursing and other student courses that provide research related practicums (e.g. MN research practicum, research class students)
  6. Strengthen academic affiliations and relationships with Western University and Lawson Research Institute
    • Encourage Faculty and Scientist appointments for clinical practitioners
    • Encourage Mentorship program development and other linkages to engage new and existing clinical academics and researchers
  7. Promote APN representation at Senior Leadership levels in healthcare organizations
    • Explore opportunities for APN membership on commitees at the senior leadership levels
    • Encourage and mentor members to build relationships with Professional Practice Directors, CNEs, and VPs in their healthcare organizations
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