Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 08, 2011 05:00 ET

Media Advisory: Quality patient care focus of CUPE regional registered practical nurses (RPNS) conference today in North Bay

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Area Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) will be joined by RPNs from Sudbury and New Leskeard in North Bay today (March 8, 2011) at a regional conference focused on quality patient care, RPN skill utilization and sharing best practices.

Increasingly RPNs are vital members of the health care team in both hospital and long–term care facilities. There are over 28,800 registered practical nurses (RPNs) working in a variety of health care settings in Ontario. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents 37.4 per cent – about 10,000 – of the RPN workforce in Ontario.

The CUPE Northern Ontario Regional RPN Conference is being held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 150 First Ave. West, North Bay and begins at 10 a.m.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications
    Stella Yeadon
    (416) 559-9300