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Minister Haggie and RNU President to Speak at Workplace Violence Prevention Forum

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will speak at a workplace violence prevention forum tomorrow (Thursday, January 16). The forum takes place in Salon A of the Capital Hotel, 208 Kenmount Road, St. John’s. Media are invited for the opening remarks scheduled to start at 8:45 a.m. The remainder of the

RNUNL Recognizes 2019 Nurse Practitioner Week

St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union (RNU) Newfoundland & Labrador is proud to acknowledge November 10 to 16 as Nurse Practitioner Week, an opportunity to recognize  and celebrate the vital role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in our health care system. “NPs play an integral role in providing knowledgeable, quality care to patients in acute care,

Nurses to Premiers: Violence in Health Care Demands Action

July 11, 2019 (SASKATOON, SK) – A panel of experts on the mounting crisis of violence against health care workers presented to Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers this morning at an event coinciding with the Council of the Federation summit in Saskatoon. Co-sponsored by Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)

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RNU 2018-19 Annual Report

I am pleased to present the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador (RNUNL) 2018-19 Annual Report. This publication provides insight into the ongoing work of the union, and also gauges the valued opinions of our members, volunteers and the public. The annual report helps keep us accountable, setting benchmarks and performance indicators to ensure that

Meeting the Demand for Health Care in NL

I’m proud of the work Registered Nurses do every day to care for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians – and I know you appreciate their work as well. Yet, over the last fifteen years, I have watched as our health care system has changed dramatically. We need registered nurses now more than ever…. … but are we

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