The Nova Scotia Nursing Strategy is being updated to ensure enough experienced nurses are retained across the province for the needs of the residents.
Halifax (07 Jan. 2015) — The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) is encouraging registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to provide input about how they make essential contributions to the health and wellness of Nova Scotians.
NSGEU/NUPGE encourages registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to add their voices to updated provincial Nursing Strategy
The Department of Health and Wellness and the Provincial Nursing Network are in the process of updating the provincial Nursing Strategy in an effort to ensure the province retains nursing graduates and experienced nurses, and to ensure the province has an adequate number, mix and distribution of nurses in the places they are needed across the province.
The NSGEU Provincial Nurses Council works with the Department of Health and Wellness through its membership on the Provincial Nursing Network. This collaboration has held a number of face-to-face engagement sessions with nurses across the province. As part of their work, council members have met with health human resources experts from Dalhousie University to ensure the council has the most updated information relating to evidence-based retention and recruitment strategies. Now the Department of Health and Wellness wants to hear from you — front–line nurses.
Your input will help to ensure Nova Scotians have the nursing support everywhere it is needed
Nurses are encouraged to visit the Department of Health & Wellness’ Nursing Strategy website before January 16 to provide your views on the policy directions for the updated Nursing Strategy.
Thank you in advance for participating and helping to build a plan that will ensure Nova Scotia will have an adequate number of nurses in the places needed, now and in the future.
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