@SUNnurses President's Message
President's Message: The broader role nursing unions play in promoting healthy societies
[September 3, 2018] For Saskatchewan’s more than 10,000 Registered Nurses (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) and Registered Nurse(Nurse Practitioner)s (RN(NP), Labour Day is an annual reminder of the important role their union plays in advancing health care, protecting patients, and fostering strong, healthy communities.
As the single largest group of direct health care providers in the system, registered nurses have always been perfectly positioned to lead change. It’s their union’s support, however, that has empowered them to turn their ideas into action.
Safe staffing is one of the most important, and often overlooked, examples of where nursing unions play a leading advocacy role to the benefit of not only their members, but the entire health care team, and most importantly, patients.