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.  

ARNNL Seeks Public Volunteers to Serve on Quality Assurance Committee

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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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.   

ARNNL Undertaking an Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner Role in Newfoundland and Labrador

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.

Memorial University's Board of Regents: Call for Nominations

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. 

RNs - do you want to be kept informed about consultations on the revisions of Canada's Food Guide?

RNs - do you want to be kept informed about consultations on the revision of Canada's Food Guide, register for the Consultation and Stakeholder Information Management System at the address below. At the 'areas of interest' page, select 'Canada's Food Guide / Nutrition’.


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