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 |

    A brand new toolkit from Ontario’s nursing leaders aims to help nurses working in primary care settings to maximize their scope of practice. Created in partnership by RNAO and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) with funding from the Ministry of Health, the Primary Care Toolkit was developed using the foundations of the Primary Solutions for Primary Care report.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 |

    We’re getting ready to send renewal packages to our members. If you have moved, changed jobs, or have a new email address, sign up for a profile on MyRNAO to review your contact information or give our office a call at 1-800-268-7199.

    Updating your information ensures you receive your membership renewal without delay.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 |