As nurses, we know that we put ourselves at risk when working in different health-care settings; we witness trauma, suffering and death on a regular basis and sometimes we may experience physical violence. That’s why RNAO is urging the provincial government to amend Bill 163 immediately to improve access to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment for nurses.

    Members looking for a rewarding and energizing experience with the association are now welcome to submit their application to volunteer for one of the committees below. The deadline is Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

    Being part of an RNAO committee gives members an opportunity to broaden their knowledge about nursing and health policy, improve their advocacy skills, expand their network and enhance their leadership abilities.

    A report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has confirmed that not only is the RN share of nursing employment dropping, but Ontario's RN-to-population ratio is now the worst in Canada.

    According to RNAO's calculations based on CIHI figures, the province has only 711 RNs per 100,000 people compared to the national average of 841 per 100,000 people.