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.
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