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May
13
By Andrew Livingstone For Postmedia Saskatchewan Specialty  Once the sole domain of women, the nursing profession has long been open to qualified individuals of either sex. With the stigma against male nurses a thing of the past, the demanding, but rewarding field can now be explored by anyone with sufficient training and motivation, as Brooks Brhelle, a nurse in geriatric nursing, can attest.  A resident care coordinator at Extendicare Parkside in Regina, Brhelle serves as the...... Read More
May
12
  SOURCE: Leader Post, May 11, 2015 Nurses can be said to be on the frontlines in the ongoing battle against illness and injury. They wage a daily war against broken bones, bacteria and, as shown in a recent survey, even bureaucracy. The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) represents close to 10,000 registered nurses (RNs), registered nurse (nurse practitioner)s (RN(NP)s) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs), who provide health care to Saskatchewan residents across the province. A...... Read More
May
11
During the SRNA Annual Meeting last week (May 6), Registered Nurses – including frontline RNs, Nurse Educators, academics and managers - from across the province rose to the microphones to discuss the current practice environment and the erosion of the RN scope of practice. As a direct reflection of the current practice environment, two (2) major resolutions were brought forward to the SRNA Annual Meeting by the frontline nurses – and passed by the SRNA members. RESOLUTION:  Education by...... Read More
May
11
CFNU PRESS RELEASE: Canada’s Nurses are standing up for the country’s health care system this federal election, as the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) and the eight provincial nurses unions it represents will register as third-party advertisers for the first time in the organization’s history. “With proposed cuts of $36 billion over the next ten years, [Canada’s nurses] cannot wait any longer to take a stand and defend our country’s health care system,” said CFNU President Linda...... Read More
Apr
22
SUN/Government Partnership on shaky ground. SUN members send a strong message through emergency resolution. ‪#‎SKPoli‬ ‪#‎Saskatchewan‬ ‪#‎Sask‬ ‪#‎nursing‬ ‪#‎RN‬ ‪#‎YXE‬ ‪#‎YQR‬ WHEREAS SUN members face ongoing challenges to the integrity of nursing processes, policies and practices that are in conflict with their ability to meet professional nursing standards and deliver the highest quality of patient care to the people of Saskatchewan. AND WHEREAS...... Read More
Apr
22
Close to 350 members at the 41st SUN Annual Meeting pass a major emergency resolution regarding concerns over the SALPN bylaws. SUN members have called on the Health Minister to direct his Ministry, the regional health authorities and RN, RPN and LPN regulatory bodies to stop all practice changes until interpretive and practice decision-making documents have been finalized and agreed...... Read More
Mar
04
BY MURRAY MANDRYK, THE LEADER-POST MARCH 4, 2015 The big advantage the Saskatchewan Party has is that it doesn't have to do much to convince its legions of supporters that it deserves a third consecutive term. Admittedly, this was exactly where Saskatchewan was 16 years ago, when the Roy Romanow NDP government - fearing little from a fledging Sask. Party splitting support with the still-existing Liberals - saw no reason to be contrite. Instead, it was simply easier to sell the notion that...... Read More
Feb
03
[MEDIA RELEASE] The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions joined striking Ontario Nurses’  Association members on the picket lines in a show of solidarity. Leaders from nurses unions across the  country stood with striking nurses in demanding a fair settlement from the Ontario government.  Walking the picket lines outside the Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital were leaders from nurses  unions from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador,...... Read More
Jan
30
[REGINA, SK] -- Saskatchewan’s 10,000 Registered Nurses have good reason to celebrate today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling that the province’s Public Sector Essential Services Act (PSESA) is unconstitutional. “No workers were affected more by this legislation than Saskatchewan’s registered nurses, so no union was more committed to this legal battle than SUN,” explains Tracy Zambory, President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. “When we launched our legal challenge to this legislation...... Read More
Jan
15
View and share CFNU's ebola readiness video on YouTube today.  ... Read More
Jan
13
[REGINA]  The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association is in full support of the Saskatchewan government’s announcement of regulation changes that will allow Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioners) [RN(NP)]s to prescribe controlled drugs and substances to patients for the first time in Saskatchewan. This new authority means that as of January 2015 citizens of Saskatchewan will have greater access to timely health care and a range of continuous services from RN(NP)s. “Other provincial...... Read More
Jan
09
Embrace your professional accountability – Participate in nursing regulation and professional practice This year, the SRNA Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for the following positions. COUNCIL POSITIONS Council members are elected to represent registered nursing in Saskatchewan. President-elect (two year term followed by two year term as President) One Member-at-large is open for election (three year term) in each of the following SRNA Electoral...... Read More
Dec
23
When:  January 9 & 10, 2015     Where:   Delta Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Federal Election 2015 is fast approaching and we want to make sure that workers’ concerns are well represented in the discussions and outcomes. Election time is our opportunity to make change happen. Workers and the labour movement have a voice that counts and if we work together in the lead-up to this election we can bring in a government that shares our values of fairness for one and...... Read More
Oct
21
October 20, 2014, Ottawa – After a meeting with the Public Health Agency of Canada  (PHAC) on Ebola preparedness, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is concerned  that PHAC continues to question the scientific evidence instead of protecting health care workers and the public. Since the insufficient Interim Guidance on Ebola was produced over  one month ago, nurses have been raising the alarm on Canada’s Ebola preparedness. Their  call for stricter guidelines has not been...... Read More
Oct
07
BY JANET FRENCH AND JONATHAN CHARLTON, THE STARPHOENIX   OCTOBER 6, 2014 Calling it a “do-or-die” time for the future of registered nurses, RNs from across Saskatchewan are imploring their regulatory body to do everything in its power to stop potential changes they say could put patients at risk. The tussle between Saskatchewan’s RNs and licensed practical nurses continued Monday, when more than 900 RNs attended a special meeting to discuss proposed changes to nursing regulations...... Read More