June 2, 2021

More than an RN, less than enough

Overtime and understaffing are no way to run a health care system… or a life. Long before we faced a pandemic, Newfoundland and Labrador has been dealing with a serious nursing shortage.

This advocacy campaign, More than an RN, less than enough is a brave but necessary admission. It speaks to the unfairness of putting registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in circumstances where no matter how much they give, it’s never enough. It’s less than enough for patients because there simply aren’t enough RNs.

And less than enough for RNs and their families, as they can never “leave” work, figuratively, and too often, literally. Work for an RN is all-consuming.

Learn more about this campaign at morethananrn.ca.