Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

70 years of RN effectiveness

In a collaborative project between the RNAO IABPG research team and RNAO's policy department, a scoping review was conducted in order to create a comprehensive electronic database of registered nurse (RN) effectiveness.

The database includes studies exploring the effectiveness of RNs on clinical/patient outcomes, organizational/nurse outcomes, and financial outcomes over the past 70 years. We have made the database freely available as a PDF reference list, as well as an EndNote file.

This database can be used for evidence-informed decision making by policy-makers, researchers, and health care administrators.

Read more about 70 years of RN effectiveness and what it means for Ontario in our backgrounder.