Quality of Care NL/Choosing Wisely NL's Antibiotics Campaign

Quality of Care NL/Choosing Wisely NL’s antibiotics campaign continues with a new video to raise awareness about antibiotics overuse: this week, we’re busting the myth that if you’re still sick after a week, you need antibiotics.  

Check it out here, along with all our other tools to help you talk to your patients about antibiotics use.

Thank you for helping spread the word and start the conversation!  

CNA Position Statement Consultation

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), has revised CNA’s position statements, Harm Reduction (2012), Patient Safety (2009), and Promoting Cultural Competence in Nursing (2010).
As an important stakeholder, they are seeking your perspectives and advice to ensure that the content of these position statements reflects current themes and priorities.
Here are the links to the surveys where you can provide feedback:
• Harm Reduction

Change in NP Scope of Practice - Prescribing Suboxone and Methadone

On October 20th, 2017, ARNNL Council approved a change in the scope of NP practice and designated Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) and Methadone as drugs NPs, who meet the specified practice and education requirements, may prescribe for the treatment of opioid dependence or pain management as deemed appropriate for the specific client. NPs must complete ALL of the identified education and practice requirements to prescribe Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) and Methadone.

Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) 150th Anniversary Recipients

To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, CNA recognized some of the nurses who continue to pioneer health innovation in Canada and around the world. The Association is honouring 150 nurse innovators and champions in health care with profiles on their website. Of the 150 nurses, 10 are from Newfoundland and labrador. See more at:

Call for Volunteers - Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education

The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education are looking for one or two RNs, LPNs, or NPs to fill the role of professional consultant for an activity this fall.  Experience in a community health setting would be an asset for this role. This year the activity, called IPE Team Functioning, will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 on Friday, September 22, 2017.  

Add your voice to help shape national cannabis policy

Health Canada has asked the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) for nurses’ feedback on the impending legalization of non-medical cannabis, as outlined in Bill C-45, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and Other Acts. Your input will inform CNA’s response to the proposed law and provide advice to Health Canada on how to prepare for legalization.

CNA Certification Applications are Now Open

Care to Be the Best!

Join the growing network of more than 17,500 CNA-certified RNs at the leading edge of health care.

As a certified RN you are…

  • Recognized nationally for your specialty nursing practice excellence.
  • Valued by many employers, because your certification demonstrates specialized knowledge.
  • Recognized for your clear commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Viewed as having enhanced professional credibility by showing you Care to Be the Best!

Important 2017 Dates

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