The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is honoured to recognize the dedication and importance of Perioperative Registered Nurses. Perioperative Nurses’ Week offers the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by Perioperative Registered Nurses across Canada.


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2021 Perioperative Nurses Week

 

2021 THEME CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!

 

 
 

ORNAC’s PERIOPERATIVE NURSES WEEK CONTESTS

THEME CONTEST (Open to Members and Associates) Starting November 16th, 2020-December 15th, 2020

Submit your theme suggestions for our next Perioperative Nurses Week 2021.  Email your submission to info@ornac.ca 

Deadline for submissions is DECEMBER 15th, 2020.  

Winning theme will be chosen from all submissions received by the deadline .

Theme Prizes:  1st - 1-2023 conference registration 

                         2nd- 1 copy of the ORNAC Standards (hard copy or electronic)

POSTER CONTEST (Open to Members and Associates) Starting January 15th, 2021-March 10th, 2021

Submit your poster suggestions, based on the winning theme,  for our next Perioperative Nurses Week .  Email your submission to info@ornac.ca 

Deadline for submissions is MARCH 10, 2021.  

The winning poster will be chosen based on creativity and relevance to the theme from all submissions received by the deadline . The winning poster will be available for all members and associates to download, will be highlighted during Perioperative Nurses Week activites, and published in the ORNAC Journal.

 

VIDEO AND WRITTEN CONTEST (Open to Members and Associates) January 15th-September 1st, 2021

ORNAC would like to hear and see your thoughts and ideas and encourages you to enter our contest and submit either a written piece, or a short video that reflects your understanding of the chosen theme.  Get out your devices and demonstrate how your team lives and celebrates the year's Perioperative Nurses Week theme.

Deadline for submissions is SEPTEMBER 1, 2021.

PRIZES-Winners will be announced during Perioperative Nurses Week 

Video    1st - 3-2023 conference registrations;

              2nd- 1 copy of the ORNAC Standards (hard copy or electronic)

Your video  will be shown during the opening ceremonies at the next ORNAC conference and you or your team will be featured in the following June issue of the ORNAC Journal.  

Prizes are non-transferable and are only allocated to members who contributed to the production of the submission. If the team is greater then 3 contributors, all team members will be acknowledged. It is up to the discretion of the team to allocate the complimentary registrations.

Written 1 st - 1-2023 conference registration;

              2nd- 1 copy Standards (hard copy or electronic) 

Prizes are non-transferable and are only allocated to onw member who contributed to the production of the submission. If there is greater then 1 contributor, all team members will be acknowledged. It is up to the discretion of the team to allocate the complimentary registrations.

JUDGING

Video and Written Submissions will be judged by the ORNAC Standards Committee and the ORNAC Board of Directors based on the following:

Written

Video

Relevance: the annual theme is highlighted with enthusiasm and passion

Best Practices: the content reflects best practices and adheres to the ORNAC Standards, Guideline, Position Statements for Registered Nurses (current edition)

Inspiration: the content inspires.

Communication: the topic is presented in a clear, concise and confident manner.

Creativity: video has creative elements.

 

Production: video quality is clear, easily visualized and the sound can be heard clearly.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Deadline for Submissions as indicated above
Send your submissions to info@ornac.ca

  • Contest is open to all Members and Associates of ORNAC.
    If you are not a member, please consider joining us today!
  • Individual and/or team submissions are accepted.
  • Video Submissions
    • Complete a short video (no longer than 3 minutes) on what the Perioperative Nurses Week theme means to you.
    • Videos links should be sent to info@ornac.ca 
  • Written Submissions
    • Essay or poem on the chosen theme.

WINNERS OF THE 2020 VIDEO CONTEST- No submissions

WINNERS OF THE 2020 WRITTEN CONTEST- Rachelle Lesy, Stephanie Phillips, Vanessa Ferdinand (Manitoba) Click here to access the winning poem.


WINNERS OF THE 2019 VIDEO CONTEST- St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, Nova Scotia!   Congratulations!!

2019 Perioperative Nurses Week Winner -Unified Voice for Excellence in Patient Safety

 

2020 Perioperative Nurses Week - Under the Light of Nightingale, From Humble Beginnings our Best Shines Through

 

Below please find the 2020 Perioperative Nurses Week poster. If you wish to print off your own copy please click on the image and then choose the download button at the bottom of the pop up screen. To achieve the best printed results we recommend using a quality colour printer. (9MB data)

 
 

ORNAC’s 2020 PERIOPERATIVE NURSES WEEK TEAM CONTEST

What does this theme mean to you?

ORNAC would like to hear your thoughts and ideas and encourages you to submit either a written or video submission which reflects your understanding of the theme.  Get out your iPads and video recorders and demonstrate how your team lives celebrates this years Perioperative Nurses Week theme.

PRIZES-Winners will be announced during Perioperative Nurses Week 2020

First Place - VIDEO
First place will receive 3 complimentary full registrations for the 2021 ORNAC National Conference in Victoria, BC. Your video  will be shown during the opening ceremonies at the conference and you or your teams will be featured in the March 2021 issue of the ORNAC Journal.  

Prizes are non-transferable and are only allocated to members who contributed to the production of the submission. If the team is greater then 3 contributors, all team members will be acknowledged. It is up to the discretion of the team to allocate the complimentary registrations.

First Prize - WRITTEN
First place will receive 3 complimentary full registrations for the 2021 ORNAC National Conference in Victoria, BC. Your essay will be read during the opening ceremonies at the conference and you and/or your team will be featured in the March 2021 issue of the ORNAC Journal.  

Prizes are non-transferable and are only allocated to members who contributed to the production of the submission. If the team is greater then 3 contributors, all team members will be acknowledged. It is up to the discretion of the team to allocate the complimentary registrations.

Honorable Mention - WRITTEN AND/OR VIDEO
Your video or your essay will be mentioned at the opening ceremonies of the 2021 conference. and you and/or your team will be mentioned in the December 2020 issue of the ORNAC Journal

JUDGING

Submissions will be judged by the ORNAC Standards Committee and the ORNAC Board of Directors based on the following:

Written

Video

Relevance: the annual theme is highlighted with enthusiasm and passion

Best Practices: the content reflects best practices and adheres to the ORNAC Standards, Guideline, Position Statements for Registered Nurses (current edition)

Inspiration: the content inspires.

Communication: the topic is presented in a clear, concise and confident manner.

Creativity: video has creative elements.

 

Production: video quality is clear, easily visualized and the sound can be heard clearly.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Deadline for Submissions is September 1, 2020   CONTEST HAS NOW ENDED!
Send your submissions to info@ornac.ca

  • Contest is open to all Members and Associates of ORNAC.
    If you are not a member, please consider joining us today!
  • Individual and/or team submissions are accepted.
  • Video Submissions
    • Complete a short video (no longer than 3 minutes) on what the Perioperative Nurses Week theme means to you.
    • Videos links should be sent to info@ornac.ca 
  • Article Submissions
    • 500-word article Under the Light of Nightingale, from Humble Beginnings our Best Shines Through (ORNAC Standards)

WINNERS OF THE 2019 VIDEO CONTEST- St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, Nova Scotia!   Congratulations!!

2019 Perioperative Nurses Week Winner -Unified Voice for Excellence in Patient Safety

 

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