Canada’s nurses celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week by launching a project to expand NP care to meet growing need – CFNU

Monday November 13, 2017 (OTTAWA) – In celebration of National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week taking place from November 12 to 18, Canada’s nurses are launching a retention and recruitment project aimed at developing recommendations to grow the number of Canada’s nearly 5,000 NPs. “NPs are uniquely suited to meet the growing need for primary care… (read more)

2017 PEINU Student Bursary Recipients Named

This year’s PEINU Student Bursary Recipients have been randomly chosen from more than 50 applications. Nine recipients have each been awarded $1000 to assist in their post-secondary education. On behalf of PEI Nurses’ Union, congratulations! Bethany Dunn Callie MacDonald Alex Ruckley Ryan Curran Chelsea Lewis Brady Albert Adam Cousins Ellen Burnett Alexander Davison

Cutting nursing hours is NOT the way to balance books – CFNU

In response to persistent myths about the costs of nurse staffing, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions released a research document in October 2017, titled Nurse Staffing: More for Less. The document explores how investing in nursing budgets actually results in health systems savings and better patient outcomes. A series of “Myth vs. Reality” infographics detail the… (read more)

Canada’s nurses applaud billions in savings found in PBO report on pharmacare – CFNU

Thursday September 28, 2017 (Ottawa) – Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President, Linda Silas, responded to the Parliamentary Budget Office’s (PBO) costing document on the establishment of a national pharmacare program, commissioned by the Commons Health Committee and released today. “Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the PBO report confirms for Canadians that a… (read more)