Saskatchewan periOperative Registered Nurses' Group (SORNG)
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Who is SORNG?
We are a special interest group under the SRNA (Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association). Initiated in 1982, we are committed to the promotion and advancement of Perioperative Nursing. We encourage you to join us!
Educational Funding Guidelines
1.0 PURPOSE OF THE FUND
To provide financial assistance to SORNG members in their efforts to meet their educational goals.
2.0 RECOMMENDED ALLOCATION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
3.0 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - INFLUENCED BY:
3.1 Number of applicants.
3.2 Other financial assistance requested and/or granted. Total funding is not to exceed hotel, registration, and transportation costs.
3.3 Previous education or bursary funding granted by the SORNG. A list is kept of applicants and recipients; priority is given to new applicants.
3.4 Active participation in SORNG (active participation means members of committees and executive, conference planning committees, attendance at local and provincial meetings).
3.5 A minimum meeting attendance of at least 1 AGM every two years is required.
3.6 Length, place, and content of course/workshop/conference. Canadian programs are given priority.
3.7 Number of years of SORNG membership (minimum two consecutive years in the immediate years prior to application for funding is required).
Financial assistance is not available for salary replacement.
4.0 APPLICATION PROCESS
4.1 Request for funds is to be submitted to a member of the Educational Funding Committee a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the event (late applications may be considered); however, note that application for certification funding must be submitted at the time of applying to write the certification exam.
4.2 Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision within two weeks of receipt of the application.
4.3 Funds may not be transferred until after the educational event. Proof of registration must be provided. If you are unable to attend the event you are being funded for all funding is to be returned to SORNG.
4.4 Committee members will consider the applications using the above criteria. Approved applications will be given to the Provincial Treasurer for payment.
5.0 RESPONSIBILITY OF APPLICATION RECEIVING FUNDING
5.1 Within six months, present a verbal report at a section educational session, or submit a report to "The Circulator." Recipients may combine their reports.
5.2 Willingness to be actively involved in future SORNG activities (e.g., work on committees).
*SORNG reserves the right to publish names of recipients in "The Circulator" newsletter