ARNNL/CLPNNL Direction on Role of RNs, NPs and LPNs in Administering and Distribution of Medical Cannabis

ARNNL and CLPNNL has been asked by stakeholders to provide direction on the role of RNs, NPs and LPNs in the administering and distribution of medical cannabis.  The following collaborative memo sets out our organizations’ position at this point in time. It reflects information from multiple sources including professional legal options such as the Canadian Nurses Protective Society.

Evaluation of ARNNL's Continuing Competence Program

ARNNL is seeking feedback on our Continuing Competence Program (CCP). All ARNNL members renewing a practicing license must complete CCP as it is a legislative requirement for RNs and NPs in this province. The purpose of the evaluation is to revise the current CCP to ensure that it is meaningful to members and that they are motivated to engage in the Program.

An invitation to participate in an online survey was sent to all current, practicing members on Friday, November 16th. 

The deadline to complete the survey is January 12, 2019.

Fall Teleconference Schedule now Available

Click here to view the fall continuing education sessions schedule from ARNNL.

Nurse Practitioners Providing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

On June 7, 2018 ARNNL Council approved the Regulatory Document:  Nurse Practitioners Providing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). 

For more information or questions related to MAID, please contact:

Michelle Carpenter
Nursing Consultant - Policy & Practice
709 753 6174
Click here to access the document.

Updates To Tamper Resistant Prescription Pads

In accordance with the Prescription Monitoring Program Act, prescribers and dispensers administering or dispensing a monitored drug must view a patient’s medication profile prior to prescribing.

Tamper Resistant Prescription Pads (TRPP) have been updated to include a check box allowing the health provider to verify that the provincial electronic health record, HEALTHe NL, was reviewed and the time of day the review occurred. 

HEALTHe NL: Prescription Monitoring Program

Info for HEALTHe NL: Prescription Monitoring Program

Retirement Reception for Provincial Chief Nurse Beverly Griffiths

Please see the invite to the Retirement Reception for Provincial Chief Nurse, Beverly Griffiths, scheduled for April 20 at ARNNL House. This is an open invitation. We look forward to seeing you.


Carolyn Churchill Scholarship 2018

Team Broken Earth are accepting nominations from recently graduated Registered Nurses and individuals holding a Bachelor of Nursing degree for the Carolyn Churchill Scholarship 2018 who reflect Carolyn’s spirit, enthusiasm and devotion to others. For more information and the application form, click here.



CNA Seeking Input on Revised Advanced Nursing Practice Framework - Deadline April 20

CNA is revising Advanced Nursing Practice: A National Framework to ensure its relevancy and currency in light of new realities in education, legislation/regul

Licensure/Membership Renewal Deadline March 31

Please note, the 2018-19 licensure/membership renewal application, which opened on January 10, 2018, will  close on March 31 (Saturday) at midnight. Practicing licences not renewed by this deadline will expire and you will not be permitted to practice after this date/time. If you practice without a license you will be subject to late and unauthorized practice fee and possible disciplinary action.

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