As a Union, we have the courage to lead, confidence to challenge, commitment to care.
The Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union advances the social, economic and work lives of nurses.
Integrity and Professionalism - We believe that fair representation must be guided at all times by the highest standards of integrity which in turn compels us to maintain a professional approach in all that we do.
Accountability and Transparency - We believe we are ultimately accountable to our members and this is demonstrated through transparent decision-making processes and results reporting.
Communication and Education – We believe open communication and education are prerequisites for building a strong, cohesive and effective nurses’ union.
Compassion and Caring - We believe we must consistently demonstrate compassion and caring for our nurses.
Democracy - We believe democratic practices advance society, our members’ well-being, and our internal and external work as a union.
Solidarity - We believe in the power of solidarity by harnessing collective power and common goals, ideals and values.
Political Action - We believe maintaining a non-partisan stance enables us to be more effective in our political activity in advocating for positive public policy.
Quality Health Care - As a union, we consistently reassert our fundamental support for the principles of the Canada Health Act that laid the foundation for a publicly funded health care system for Canadians.
Advocacy and Representation - We believe we must be guided by the principle of equity in our advocacy and representation activities.