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.
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.
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: https://www.cna-aiic.ca/about-us/awards-and-recognition/150-nurses-for-canada#sthash.yPHfTDIv.dpuf
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.
The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) is the regulatory body and professional organization for all registered nurses (RN) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in the province. ARNNL is currently looking for three public representatives to serve on ARNNL’s Quality Assurance Committee.
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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.
The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) is undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of the role of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Newfoundland and Labrador. A consultant, The Institute for the Advancement of Public Policy, Inc (Consultant), is carrying out the evaluation on behalf of ARNNL. The team members are Colleen Hanrahan, Christine Way, and Kathy Watkins.
In the coming weeks, the Memorial University alumni body will elect six individuals from among its ranks to sit on the Board of Regents, Memorial’s governing body. The call for nominations to run in the election has been issued and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. (NST).
This unique volunteer opportunity is open to all Memorial University alumni.
The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting a Lunch & Learn webinar to provide information about the Alzheimer Society and their First Link Program.
The Lunch and Learn Series will take place on Thursday,March 30, 2017 from 12:30pm-1:30pm.