NGSA Elections 2015!

Interested in participating in the NGSA? The year is quickly coming to an end and a new NGSA executive team will have to be elected. If you’re interested in applying, you can email our president: bailey.rathwell@mail.mcgill.ca with the application form attached (Nomination Form Spring 2015). All positions will be open and the election dates are from March 30th to April 1st. For more information on each of the positions below, check out our constitution: NGSA Constitution April 2014

Any regular member of the NGSA in satisfactory standing, as determined by McGill University, may seek election for the following open positions, providing they acquire the nomination of three (3) other regular members of the Association and that they fulfill the requirements listed in this constitution:
a. President
b. Vice President Academic Master’s
c. Vice President Administration
d. Vice President Finance
e. Vice President Communication
f. Vice President Internal Affairs

10.4 Candidates for the position of President shall preferably have had at least one year of experience on Council.

10.5 Candidates for the Vice President Academic Master’s and Vice President Academic Doctoral positions must be respectively Master’s and Doctoral students.

10.6 The Vice President Academic Doctoral will be decided by consensus or, if necessary, by secret ballot by doctoral students, and the nominee will be recommended to the President of the NGSA for appointment.

10.7 Each candidate must plan to serve full term of office and if graduation is expected before the end of term, then the candidate must disclose such information.

NGSA Weekly Newsletter

March 22nd 2015 Newsletter

Good evening you wonderful nurses!

I know that many of you might be loathing the recent snowfall and ache for the summer breezes to hurry up and arrive, but fret not, for your trials and tribulations will be over soon. Only a few more weeks left of NGSA newsletters (and school) after all so savour them while you still can!

This weeks newsletter includes some of the same announcements that were included in the last for those still looking for jobs, and some interesting health policy discussions. Most important in this newsletter is…(drumroll!)

1) SPEED NURSING!!!! IT’S HERE IT’S READY AND IT IS WAITING FOR YOU TO ARRIVE! This March 25th at 1800 at Thompson house you can experience the indescribable even that is speed nursing!

2) Worn out by the excitement that was speed nursing (who wouldn’t be?) well than you can stay with us from 1900 and enjoy some wine to parch your throat and some cheese to sate your belly. Faculty are also invited so take this opportunity to realize that faculty are people to!

3) Do you feel the ambition for power? Like Francis Underwood, do you crave a seat on the executive council (trust me, if he was a nurse, he would want to be)? Well than this is your opportunity. Attached (NGSA Constitution April 2014 Nomination Form Spring 2015) you’ll find the NGSA constitution that outlines all the duties and responsibilities of each executive member. Make your choice and you too could grab hold of the reigns of democratic power! The election is on March 30th and you’ll have 3 days to vote! If you’re interested, you can send the election form (in the newsletter) to bailey.rathwell@mail.mcgill.ca

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Sincerely

Eric Shamy-Smith

VP Administration

NGSA Weekly Newsletter

March 15th 2015 Newsletter

Oh my god, there are so many pages to this newsletter! It must be the most epic of newsletters this semester! Nay… This YEAR! If you want to be bedazzled by so many opportunities to enrich your mind, fill your wallet, learn sign language for health care, or apply to be in the NGSA next year, WE’VE GOT IT ALL! So come on down to an NGSA newsletter near you!

Sincerely

Eric Shamy-Smith

VP Administration

SMS TRANSLATION for the TLDR among us

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NGSA Weekly Newsletter

March 8th 2015 Newsletter

Happy daylight savings time!

Hello amazing nurses! I hope you all had an enjoyable reading week and that you are refreshed and prepared for the upcoming weeks.

There is A LOT of stuff to be shared with you in this newsletter and so it’s actually 5 (!!!) pages rather than it’s usual 2. Please take a look through as it has a number of interesting and neat opportunities depending on your individual preferences.  There are also a number of events planned for this March and April so keep an eye on your email because if you’re looking to try out new things, meet new people and learn at the same time, you’ve come to the right place!

Yoda says “Read or do not! There is no TLDR!”

Cheers!

Eric Shamy-Smith

VP Administration

NGSA Weekly Newsletter

March 1st 2015 Newsletter

Many events incoming for this March! Now I know many of you may have decided that the NGSA Newsletter for March break wouldn’t happen, but you were wrong! Long are the hours toiled to bring you this newsletter, and by golly we will deliver it!

If you do happen to take time away from money-making work, tanning, sleeping, gaming, or the rebuilding of your social life, please take a few minutes to go through the newsletter so you can at least see the events that are coming up immediately after the break.

In the meantime, have a wonderful March Break. Make time for yourselves, your friends, and your family. For those who plan to become like the regal polar bear, enjoy your hibernation, and we’ll see you next week.

Cheers!

Eric Shamy-Smith

VP Administration

NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Good evening beautiful nurses. There are several notable events that you should take a look at in this weeks newsletter February 22nd 2015. They include CNSA awards, the most stylish nursing apparel you could ever ask for, Nurse-Entries needed for their steering committee, Town Halls, and public forums on antibiotic experience!

 

Good things (may) come in small packages and though this newsletter is only two pages I recommend you take a look at it. With respect to the interesting articles that were found, we have one on a mental health first aid course in Nova Scotia; parents experiences of vaccine discussions with HCPs; undergraduate education; and bachelor degree trained nurses impacts on patient outcomes and hospital profits.

 

So take a look and take your mind off the stresses in your life. Sit back and enjoy the NGSA Newsletter.

 

Cheers!!!!

Eric Shamy-Smith

VP Administration

NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Hello wonderful health care professionals! February 15th 2015 newsletter this will be one of our shortest and sweetest newsletters. We’re still looking for nurses to please please help with our speed nursing event so if you know anyone who might be interested please spread the word!

In other news, we have articles on Measles, c-difficile, the actual supreme ruling on assisted suicide, and a literature review on adolescent dating violence.

Last but not least, keep an eye out for the upcoming conference on Indigenous Health and Human Rights on February 21st!

Have a wonderful week nurses,

 

Cheers

Eric Shamy-Smith
VP Administration

Adapted quote of the week:

Two roads diverged in a wood
and I…
I took the one that made all the difference.