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

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

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!  

ARNNL Council Approves 2017 Edition of the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses

Effective October 24, ARNNL Council approved the Canadian Nurses Association's (CNA) 2017 edition of the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses as the authoritative criteria to guide ethical registered nurse (RN) practice for all ARNNL members, replacing the CNA's 2008 edition of the Code of Ethics.

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.

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.



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!

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