PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
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Gaeltacht Scholarships 2019

 

26/02/18

Dear Members,

Gaeltacht Scholarships forms have been distributed throughout our branches.

Please contact your local rep for a form.

Closing date is Friday March 1st 2019

Thank you 

PNA ADMIN

Guidelines for Student Nurses PNA Escalating Campaign of Action

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Overtime Restriction :31 st January 1 st , 5 th ,6 and 7 th February

As you are aware the PNA, are currently in dispute with the employer over the recruitment and retention crisis in nursing which is seriously impacting on service delivery and safe patient care.

Our campaign of action commences with nurses not making themselves available for additional hours (e.g. overtime) on the following dates: 31 st January 1 st , 5 th 6 th and 7 th of February leading to strike action 12 th 13 th 14 th February .

In the first instance the initial phase whereby, nurses will not be working additional hours ( overtime ban) 31 st Jan, 1 st , 5 th 6 th & 7 th Feb may require that students are allocated to self-directed learning, and/or reflective practice. since the reduced staffing levels will mean that it will not be possible to provide students with supervision or preceptorship

This situation will emerge if there are insufficient numbers of nurses to take charge of unit / area.

Where there are sufficient numbers to take charge of the unit / area, Supernumerary student nurses may proceed with their rostered clinical placements as usual, this will be relayed to them by the CNM2 for the unit / service area.

In relation to Fourth Year Intern Students, they will report for duty with their nursing colleagues at the designated assembly area and will take up duty with their nursing colleagues when area / unit has a sufficient complement of staff.

Strike 12 th , 13 th and 14 th February

Only employees are permitted to strike , supernumerary students and those attending lectures are not classified as employees. Students attending scheduled lectures during strike periods will not be directly impacted.

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PNA SAYS NEW AGREEMENT ENDS TRAVESTY OF STUDENT NURSE PAY CUTS

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) said today (Monday) that the sanction from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to commence implementation of the agreement, reached with the Department of Health as part of the Lansdowne Road Agreement, in December 2015 will hopefully result in the retention and recruitment of graduate nurses into the Irish health system.

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JOINT STATEMENT - INMO, SIPTU AND PNA to STUDENT NURSE/MIDWIFE MEMBERS

25 September 2015

Dear colleagues,

The Lansdowne Road Agreement committed the nursing unions and the HSE to meeting directly and engaging on outstanding issues of: incremental credit for 36 week placement, rate of pay during the fourth year work placement and pre-registration post qualification payment.

The unions met with the HSE today, 25 September 2015 with a view to commencing these discussions.

The unions raised the following points:

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Student News - Welcome to the PNA

Welcome!

Congratulations on choosing the exciting career of mental health or intellectual disability nursing.  You have embarked on a journey that will be both exciting and rewarding.  However you may encounter many difficulties and problems on this journey and that is when you may need the extensive services and expertise that membership of the PNA provides.  The PNA endeavours to provide a highly professional and comprehensive Industrial Relations package as well as a myriad of other benefits to its members.

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