A concerted government effort is desperately needed to turn the tide. The CFNU has proposed a three-pronged solution which focuses on retention and support, return and reintegration, and recruitment and mentorship.
For more information, consult our media briefing guide on the nursing shortage.
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CFNU. (2022). Viewpoints Survey. Retrieved from: https://nursesunions.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Viewpoints_Survey_Results_2022_January_EN_FINAL.pdf
CIHI. (2020). Registered Nurses. Retrieved from: https://www.cihi.ca/en/registered-nurses
OECD (2022), Nurses (indicator). doi: 10.1787/283e64de-en
Scheffler, R. M., & Arnold, D. R. (2018). Projecting shortages and surpluses of doctors and nurses in the OECD: What looms ahead. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 14(2), 274–290. https://doi.org/10.1017/s174413311700055x
Rogers, C. (2022, February). What nurses answered, when asked: We are not ok! New Brunswick Nurses Unions. Retrieved from: https://nbnu.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/We-Are-Not-OK-EN.pdf
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