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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    Canada
  • Jurisdiction
    Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Organisation
    Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Address

    Postal Address
    55 Military Road St.John’s
    Newfoundland A1C 2C5
    CANADA

    Location Address
    55 Military Road St.John’s
    Newfoundland A1C 2C5
    CANADA

  • Phone
    +1 709 753 6040
  • Fax
    +1 709 753 4940
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Lynn Power
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body

    The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) is the regulatory body for nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Its mission is to strive for excellence in nursing, public protection, quality health care, and healthy public policy.

    Three principles guide the Association as it strives to protect the public (1) promoting good nursing practice, (2) preventing poor nursing practice, and (3) intervening when nursing practice is unacceptable. Services and functions are focused on the following program areas:

    • Setting the education requirements for entry to the nursing profession;
    • Setting criteria for initial registration and annual licensure as a Registered Nurse;
    • Setting standards for nursing practice and advanced nursing practice;
    • Setting standards for continuing education;
    • Advocating for quality health care in the public's interest;
    • Promoting Healthy Public Policy; Communications; and finally,
    • Governance of the Association

    The Registered Nurses Act requires that anyone seeking employment in Newfoundland and Labrador as a Registered Nurse be licensed with ARNNL.
    http://www.arnnl.ca/menu/about_arnnl.shtml (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Health System

    Canada's publicly funded health care system is best described as an interlocking set of ten provincial and three territorial health insurance plans. Known to Canadians as "medicare", the system provides access to universal, comprehensive coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services. Under the health care system, individual citizens are provided preventative care and medical treatments from primary care physicians as well as access to hospitals, dental surgery and additional medical services. With a few exceptions, all citizens qualify for health coverage regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard of living.

    The federal government, the ten provinces, and the three territories have key roles to play in the health care system in Canada. Health Canada's mandate is to help Canadians maintain and improve their health. Among other activities, Health Canada's responsibilities for health care include setting and administering national principles for the health care system through the Canada Health Act and delivering health care services to specific groups (e.g., First Nations and Inuit).

    Working in partnership with provinces and territories, Health Canada also supports the health care system through initiatives in areas such as health human resources planning, adoption of new technologies and primary health care delivery.
    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/index_e.html (accessed on 23.04.2009)

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