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Eastern Health to Replace RN Positions at Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre, RNU Concerned About Impact on Patients and Families

St. John’s – The Registered Nurses’ Union (RNU) is concerned about a decision by Eastern Health to replace registered nurses (RNs) with licensed practical nurses (LPNs) at the palliative care unit at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre. Currently, the palliative care unit is staffed by two RNs and one LPN on the day shift

Canada’s nurses welcome reports of a federal pharmacare task force

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses welcome recent media reports that the Hon. Eric Hoskins will lead a task force on national pharmacare. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has been calling for universal prescription drug coverage for more than 20 years. “After decades of advocating for national pharmacare, this news is

Groundbreaking national survey of nurses’ perspectives on safe home care unveiled to provincial and territorial health ministers

Thursday October 19, 2017 (EDMONTON, AB) – Canada’s provincial and territorial health ministers met with the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) over breakfast today to learn the results of one of the first national surveys of nurses’ perspectives on home care and hear nurses’ recommendations for improving care. “Nurses are witnessing first-hand how Canada’s

Premiers Gather With Nurses Unions & Mental Health Commission For Health Briefing

(Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Edmonton) The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) co-hosted this morning a premiers’ breakfast briefing on mental health care with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Premier of Alberta as part of this week’s premiers summit in Edmonton. The briefing featured two speakers who have dedicated much

National Expert of Safe RN Staffing and its Direct Impact on Health Care System Presents to Province’s MHAs

  St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador (RNU) hosted an MHA Breakfast on safe Registered Nurse (RN) staffing today.  Over 15 MHAs attended the event and heard a presentation from Mike Villeneuve, a nurse leader well known across Canada for his work in health system policy and the future of

The Registered Nurses’ Union Celebrates National Nursing Week 2017

St. John’s, NL –The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) proudly acknowledges the vital contributions of nursing professionals during National Nursing Week, which runs from May 8-14. “This week, we celebrate registered nurses and all that they do to provide the highest level of care to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador,” said RNU