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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

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