As health care professionals we are responsible for the care and safety of our clients/patients, which also includes advocating on their behalf. It is not uncommon for patients with mental health challenges to report having experienced stigmatizing behaviours, from not only the general public but from health care providers as well. As a patient advocate, you have the unique opportunity to help address the stigma associated with mental illness.
New with the 2016-17 licensure/membership renewal period, all members applying to renew a practicing RN or NP license will see a change in the application process related to liability protection. The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is the provider for liability protection for ARNNL members who hold annual licensure. It is a condition of a license that all RNs and NPs must have professional liability protection in order to practice nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Resolutions are an important way to raise issues for discussion at the Annual General Meeting and to request action by ARNNL Council. Resolutions are advisory in nature and therefore not binding on Council. Resolutions consistent with ARNNL's mandate and role may be submitted by special interest groups or individual members. Resolutions can be submitted by mail, fax or email. View ARNNL's guidelines on submission of resolutions. The deadline for submission of resolutions is May 10, 2019.
The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) has released the preliminary NCLEX-RN exam results for the first six months of 2015, the first year that NCLEX-RN could be written in Canadian jurisdictions. On Sept. 1, all nursing schools in Canada in jurisdictions using the NCLEX-RN received the results for their graduates for the first six months of the year.
Thursday, August 6, 2015, Ottawa — Today, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) launched its Health Is Where the Home Is digital campaign for better seniors care and healthy aging, including an interactive cna-aiic.ca/election2015 website. More than 14 per cent of Canadians are 65 or older — an age group expected to double by 2036. As the election campaign gets underway, CNA wants to draw attention to the significant gaps in seniors home care and the recommendations it has developed for federal leaders.
July 21, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – The four largest pan-Canadian health organizations welcome the overall direction set by the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation’s final report released last Friday, which they believe appropriately emphasizes patient needs.