RNAO is Ontario’s professional nursing leader. As the collective voice of 41,000, RNAO speaks out for nursing and for health across the province. Because of members, we have been able to...

Best Practice Guidelines

Revolutionizing nursing through evidence. The Best Practice Guidelines program supports nurses by providing them with the best evidence available. We strive to enhance nursing practice through...


Our policy team uses a non-profit and non-partisan nursing lens for advocacy. We focus on social determinants of health, healthy policy and creating vibrant communities to advance the health of...


    With two exciting opportunities available, there’s never been a better time to adopt RNAO’s acclaimed best practice guidelines (BPGs) within your organization. RNAO is inviting proposals from interested and eligible Ontario health-care organizations to join our roster of Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO).

    A number of Toronto-area hospitals have engaged in medical tourism – raising millions of dollars by actively seeking and treating international patients on a pay-for-care basis. RNAO worries this represents a shift to for-profit health care, creating a system where those who pay access care ahead of others.

    As 2014 comes to a close, one of RNAO's most important annual political initiatives is also wrapping up. This year's Queen's Park on the Road event saw more than 170 RNs, NPs and nursing students meet with 80 Ontario MPPs to promote healthy public policy within the province.

    Every year, RNAO members meet with legislators in their ridings to discuss the most important health issues on nurses' agenda. In 2014 meetings, members discussed topics such as expanding RNs' scope of practice, the need to ban medical tourism, stronger legislation on toxins, and more.