GNU: Nursing survey to aid staff recruitment and retention

Press Release

Iqaluit, Nunavut (August 17, 2022) – Today, the Government of Nunavut (GN) is releasing results of the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut’s (RNANTNU) 2021 Nurse Retention and Recruitment Survey. The survey, funded in partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and RNANTNU, will serve as a tool to help the GN improve its ability to build a strong Northern workforce.

“Back in February, the Department of Health released its Roadmap to Strengthen the Nunavut Nursing Workforce, which aims to help us build a strong and vibrant nursing community,” said Minister of Health John Main. “Today, RNATNU’s 2021 nursing survey will allow us to listen to our staff’s guidance to determine how to better meet their needs. This feedback will help us fulfil the goals of our recruitment and retention strategies.”

RNANTNU’s 2021 Nurse Retention and Recruitment Survey, which received responses from 328 Nunavut nurses, examined views on a variety of areas including:

  • Working conditions.
  • Access to training and professional development.
  • Workload.
  • Housing.
  • Workplace safety.

To view the Nurse Retention and Recruitment Survey 2021 report, please visit Reports and Documents | Government of Nunavut.


Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
Communications Manager
Department of Health


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