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CNA Certification Employer Recognition Award and Memorial Book

Employer Recognition Award

Each year, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) gives one health-care facility the Employer Recognition Award for exemplary, sustained support of the CNA Certification Program and CNA-certified registered nurses (RNs).

To be eligible for the award, employers must be nominated by a current CNA-certified RN or certification candidate; be nominated by a group of CNA-certified RNs and/or candidates with the same employer; or nominate themselves.

Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador (2016)

On October 21, 2016, ARNNL Council approved the Regulatory Document: Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador (2016). The entry-level competencies (ELCs) were developed as part of a national analysis of the three streams of Nurse Practitioner (NP) Practice: Family/All Ages, Adult & Pediatric/Child undertaken by the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulations (CCRNR), of which ARNNL is a member.

Nurse Practitioner Practice Analysis Released

On Feb. 22, 2016, the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) released the findings of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Practice Analysis. The Analysis was conducted by CCRNR, with participation of representatives from 11 of 12 Canadian nursing regulatory bodies (including ARNNL). The Analysis provided an opportunity to engage a number of stakeholders including Canadian administrators, researchers and educators, experts from each stream of NP practice, as well as practicing NPs across Canada.

All members renewing practicing licenses must complete CNPS process for 2016-17

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.

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