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ARNNL Seeks RN Volunteers to Serve on Quality Assurance Committee

Are you interested in learning more about the regulatory work of your professional association? Volunteering with ARNNL gives you an opportunity to engage with fellow members and have a meaningful impact by helping to uphold the professional standards of the nursing profession in Newfoundland and Labrador. Currently, there are opportunities to serve on ARNNL’s Quality Assurance Committee – and ARNNL invites you to participate.

 For more information, please click here.

Amendments to Registered Nurses Regulations

Amendments to the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013) were approved by the Minister of Health and Community Services and enacted on Sept. 28, 2016.

The amendments to the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013) are as follows:

National Immunization Awareness Week

With the re-emergence of measles in several Canadian communities, it is more important than ever to get the facts about immunization.  Diseases such as this are highly contagious and can lead to serious health problems, permanent disability, and even death.  Vaccination is still the best way to prevent such diseases; in addition it helps protect those around us who may have compromised immune systems and are not able to receive the vaccine.   

Pre-Authorized Payments for 2017-18

Members who are not set up for payroll deduction from an employer can avail of ARNNL’s automated pre-authorized withdrawals for their 2018-19 renewal fees. Details on withdrawal amounts and dates can be found at www.arnnl.ca/pre-authorized-payment . ARNNL does NOT keep confidential records so a new application MUST be completed every year. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION TO ARNNL IS JUNE 30, 2017. Applications can be found at www.arnnl.ca/registration-forms 

Opportunity for Input - 2017 Draft CNA Code of Ethics

ARNNL is seeking feedback on the Canadian Nurses Association's 2017 draft document Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. 

We anticipate that it will take 30-40 minutes to review the document and complete the survey. The survey is set up so that it remembers your responses and allows you to complete the questions in more than one sitting if necessary.  

Opportunity for ARNNL Voting Delegate at CNA Annual Meeting 2017

ARNNL is interested in connecting with  practicing RNs/NPs who plan to be in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 and who would possibly be interested in attending the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Annual General Meeting and thus could also have the opportunity to be an ARNNL voting delegate.  The meeting will take place 0830-1630h at the Shaw Center in Ottawa.  This opportunity – to participate in person - is a good learning and networking experience.

ARNNL Council Elections Open - Vote Now!

Get to know your candidates and vote by clicking here.

Department of Justice and Public Safety Seeking Candidates for the Child Death Review Committee

The Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking to fill all seven positions on the Child Death Review Committee and encourage you to apply. The Committee requires a variety of expertise, including a nurse with experience in child and maternal health or public health. The Committee reviews child deaths and maternal deaths as required by the Fatalities Investigation Act and may make recommendations on identified trends to the Provincial Government.

License Renewal/Registration Deadline March 31

Please note, the 2017-18 licensure/membership renewal application, which opened on January 12, 2017, will close on March 31 (Friday) at midnight. Practicing licences not renewed by this deadline will expire and you will not be permitted to practice after this date/time. If you practice without a license you will be subject to late and penalty fees and possible disciplinary action.

Canadian Nurses Association is looking for feedback

Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is looking for feedback on three revised position statements:
  • International Trade and Labour Mobility
  • Nurses and Environmental Health
  • Climate Change and Health

Click here to learn more about how to provide feedback.

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