The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) proudly represents almost 10,000 Registered Nurses (RN)s, Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner)s (RN(NP))s, and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN)s and graduates employed in rural and urban: acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities; home care services; community health; integrated facilities; public and mental health services; school boards; Canadian Blood Services offices; as well as nurses working in advanced practice roles.
The Union is governed by an elected Board of Directors and guided by policies adopted at its annual meetings. SUN’s mandate includes the negotiation and enforcement of nurses’ employment conditions, and the advancement of the social, economic and general welfare of SUN members. The Union also provides assistance to nurses who believe their agency is failing to meet professional standards of patient care.
SUN provides continuing employment relations advice and support for nurses. SUN members can also access continuing education programs. SUN regularly communicates with the public concerning issues such as patient safety and the nursing shortage. The Union publishes an internal newsletter called "SUNSpots." SUN is affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.
Nurses represented by the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses are also members of their respective professional associations, the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and/or the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS).