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Unions representing tens of thousands of Saskatchewan health care workers have agreed to new interim collective agreements. The LPN committee has requested amendments to our collective agreement to address specific issues for the LPNs. Many members continued to promote their careers through more or more specialized training. Much of this training was funded by the employment strategy fund negotiated by CUPE, which the LPN committee actively supports. “This interim agreement will undoubtedly place a huge burden on registered nurses and provide them with the stability and security they desperately need in the face of a global pandemic.” Details of the various agreements will be published at a later date. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents 1,585 licensed nurse practitioners (LPNs) in five health regions in Saskatchewan. For years, CUPE has been a strong representative for our members in the carer profession. CUPE`s licensed nurses practice committee presented a slideshow on the many initiatives being carried out on behalf of LPNs in our province. Work on the whole practice is underway and hopefully will one day end with all the LPNs in the province, about half of them CUPE members, able to do all the things they have been trained to do.

The report Full Use of Licensed Practical Nurses: A Practical Solution to the Nursing Shortage indicates that a 2010 survey of LPNs found that only half of the province`s employers are fully exploiting the care skills of LPNs. , says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) report. The local health region is studying how it uses licensed nurse practitioners (LPNs) to see if there is consistency in the area and whether nurses are able to work to the extent that their training allows. David Fan, CEO of the Northern Prairie Health Region (NHRP), pledged to study the standardization of the practice of the NPA following the recent presentation of the union representing nurses. CUPE`s press release – Licensed Nurse Practitioners deserve recognition and respect They work hand-in-hand with many other health professionals to provide the quality care the public expects and deserves. In many cases, the work they do is the same as that of other professionals. The overlap of skills and skills is necessary for genuine cooperation and genuine cooperation is a goal that nurse practitioners have long struggled to achieve. The right to use all their skills is another long-awaited battle, and the CUPE Licensed Practical Nurses Committee`s Health Care Board has worked tirelessly for all LPNs in the province and those who care for them. In making a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish all or part of that comment, in any manner that CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not support the views expressed in the comments. Comments on this story are moderated in accordance with our mailing policies.