RNAO is Ontario’s professional nursing leader. As the collective voice of 36,000, 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...


    Planning is underway for National Nursing Week 2015, and who better than nurses to create the theme? The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is looking for your ideas to shape next year’s celebration of all things nursing, and a $200 prize is up for grabs.

    Submit your idea to by the Oct. 24 deadline. If your idea is chosen, you’ll win $200.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 |

    As part of RNAO’s ongoing effort to promote a healthy, smoke-free Ontario, we are hosting a series of educational events discussing various aspects of smoking cessation.

    Register today for one these events, which will cover topics including the impacts of smoking on the respiratory system, the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, and smoking cessation resources for health-care providers.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 |

    RNAO has joined other prominent health organizations, including the Ontario government, in supporting a humanitarian effort to provide care for Gaza children suffering from war-related wounds.

    RNAO was approached by Palestinian physician and humanitarian Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, asking for nurses to support his effort to bring 100 gravely wounded children from Gaza to Ontario for care.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 |