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Celebrating Pride 2018

This year the Registered Nurses’ Union will increase our presence at Pride events. We’re excited to take part and show our ongoing support for the diversity of our membership and LGBTQ2IA+ community. We are a sponsor of St. John’s Pride Week. We will also march in the St. John’s Pride Parade and hope you’ll join

Celebrating Nursing Week, May 7-13

WE’RE PROUD OF OUR REGISTERED NURSES This week, we join Canadians from coast to coast in celebrating Nursing Week – but our Registered Nurses make us proud 52 weeks a year, with the high level of care they provide to the people of our province. Their high education, in-depth knowledge, and advanced judgement and critical

National Day of Mourning

RNU Recognizes National Day of Mourning, April 28 In honour of RNs & all workers who have been killed, injured or disabled at their place of work. Let’s work together to ensure everyone in Newfoundland & Labrador has a safe, healthy work environment. Day of Mourning Events

Latest President Views

How can we afford more full-time RNs?

This week the provincial government released the 2018 Budget. It was no surprise our dire fiscal situation and high health spending were a focus of conversation. And they should be. We spend the highest per capita on health care in the country. But there is a way to immediately reduce health spending. It’s by adequately

It’s time for presumptive PTSD legislation

Registered nurses (RN) are constantly exposed to life and death situations and are witness to various other complex patient scenarios. This puts them at risk to develop work-related mental health symptoms such as burnout, compassion fatigue, and PTSD. The development of PTSD in RNs can be due to one single traumatic event, or the accumulation

Our health care system is hurting

Registered Nurses know better than anyone that our health care system is hurting. We see the dangers every day. It’s Registered Nurses who juggle too many responsibilities when working short-staffed, all the while knowing a mistake could be fatal. It’s Registered Nurses who see the care of clients, residents, and patients delayed or procedures cancelled