RNAO is Ontario’s professional nursing leader. As the collective voice of 38,000, 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...


    As Canadians, we value our publicly funded, not-for-profit health system, where everyone is given equal access to care. To protect this system, RNAO stands at the forefront of a movement to ban a profit-driven practice that threatens the foundation of medicare.

    A number of Toronto-area hospitals have been engaging 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.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 |

    RNAO’s efforts to enhance care for older adults will be on display at the 2014 Geriatrics Update CPD Course. Health professionals working with older patients can learn evidence-based strategies aimed at improving outcomes for this growing population.

    The course is presented by the Mount Sinai and University Health Network hospitals and will be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 at The Michener Institute Auditorium in Toronto.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 |

    As an RNAO member, you’re proud to speak out for nursing and speak out for health. So don't wait until the last minute to renew for another year. Renew today, and beat the rush for the 2014-2015 membership year.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 |