Call for CNA president-elect nominations

CNA members will select a new president-elect at the June 2018 annual meeting of members in Ottawa. You’re invited to submit a nomination for this respected national role if you or a nurse leader you know is interested in contributing to nursing and health-care matters on a national scale. Deadline: December 7, 2017. The eligibility and nomination criteria are available at

September Edition of ACCESS and Fall Teleconference Schedule now Available.

Please click here to read ARNNL’s September issue of ACCESS magazine. The fall teleconference schedule is located on page 15.

Members of ARNNL, keep an eye out for ACCESS in your mailboxes in the coming weeks.



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.  

ARNNL Contract Opportunity

The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) is seeking an individual(s) to complete a two-part project leading to the evaluation of ARNNL’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP).

ARNNL’s Continuing Competence Program has implemented since 2010 and a CCP audit process since 2014. Under Section 17 of the RN Regulations (2013), registered nurses and nurse practitioners are expected to participate in the CCP program each licensure year and provide all information requested in the conduct of the audit.

The contract will contain two parts:

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

MUNSON Reunion Notice

Enjoy a fun evening of mingling, munching and conversing with your MUNSON family, Friday, Oct. 13, from 7-9 pm in the Junior Common Room of R. Gushue Hall on Memorial’s St. John’s Campus. We’ll have finger foods and a cash bar! It’s gonna be our lucky day! All years are invited, and we’ll also tip our hats to Classes of 2002, 1992 and 1982 celebrating 15, 25, 35-year anniversaries.

Here are your links for getting registered!

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:

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.

The Summer Edition of Update is Here!

The most recent edition of ARNNL’s Update newsletter is now available. Please click here to view.

Volunteer Opportunity with Patient Partners in Arthritis (retired RNs)

Are you a retired RN looking for a volunteer opportunity? Join Patient Partners in Arthritis!

  • Do you have Arthritis?
  • Do you have a flexible time schedule?
  • Are you comfortable guiding small groups and would like to use your experience living with Arthritis to benefit the health care community?

If you answered yes to these questions, volunteering may be a great fit for you. Training will be provided.

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