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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

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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

Public Awareness Campaign Coming Soon

Through our Clarity Project, we have been showcasing the RN value. And demonstrating that Registered Nurses nurse to a higher level. In-depth knowledge and higher education. Advanced judgment and critical thinking. Comprehensive assessment and analysis.   Registered nurses are a good investment. An investment this province needs. Demands on the health care system are increasing, not