Value of a Nurse

Clarity Statements What makes a registered nurse an invaluable part of the health care system? 1) RNs are highly qualified to perform their role in health care: Meet high standards in education Have a greater depth and breadth of study than other nursing providers 2) RNs’ education and experience provide them with an invaluable role in health care: Skills and knowledge that are unique to RNs Greater judgment when providing care Comprehensive assessment, critical thinking and problem-solving 3) RNs provide a level of care that other nursing and health care providers cannot: Provide care not just for patients, but for groups of people, like communities and families Independently provide care for the full range of patient conditions, including critical and rapidly changing conditions Not only coordinate, but also manage and evaluate health care Capable of dealing with the most complex and unpredictable conditions Based on in-depth knowledge, able to assess and analyze even the most subtle changes to prevent complications 4) RNs take a proactive approach to help promote health amongst the population as a whole: Develop and lead health promotion programs and health policies Teach the general public about healthy lifestyles and disease prevention Use population-focused interventions to prevent disease Educate and conduct research to advance the nursing profession and improve health care
Organized by:
Newfounland & Labrador Nurses' Union
Organized by:
Ontario Nurses' Association
Across Ontario, front-line nurses ensure that patients, residents and clients are cared for in their time of need. Nurses are the MVPs of health care. We know that, dollar for dollar, nurses improve our lives more than almost anyone. Let nurses in your community know that they are valued! Visit the Ontario Nurses' Association website to read stories about nurses and fill out a message that let's them know you value the work that they do! Listen to the radio spot here
Organized by:
Ontario Nurses' Association
Nurses are always thinking of you. Nurses have the education and experience to provide the care that can save your life. It is our duty as nurses, and as the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union, to help people understand the value of nurses, and the need to have more of them in Nova Scotia. Please view our Nova Scotians Need Nurses campaign here.
Organized by:
Nova Scotia Nurses' Union