Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario



  • décembre 5, 2017

    This backgrounder compiles data on Ontario nursing registrations, education, employment, and basic demographics, breaking those data down by class of nurse. It includes registered nurses (RN),1 nurse practitioners (NP) and registered practical nurses (RPN) with a focus on RNs and NPs.
    The employment data include: the size of the workforce; nurse/population ratios; employment status and employment preference; work status (full-time, part-time or casual) and preference for each status; multiple job-holding; employment by sector; and employment by Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) region and by public health unit (PHU). Demographic variables are gender and age distribution. The backgrounder shows recent trends in the above variables and compares Ontario trends with others in the rest of Canada.

  • août 16, 2017

    Who will care for you in your time of need? The answer matters now more than ever.

    For decades, study after study has shown that RNs improve health-care outcomes and health system efficiency. And now that evidence is all together in one place: RNAO's 70 years of RN effectiveness database.

  • mai 9, 2016

    When you’re sick, you expect to be cared for by the right provider to keep you healthy and safe. But that is not always the case in our province these days.

    Ontario has the lowest RN-to-population ratio in the country. To cut costs, RNs are being replaced with less qualified and less expensive care providers.

  • août 6, 2015

    As Canadians, it's our duty to engage in the democratic process. And as registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing students, it's up to us to make sure important health issues are on the election agenda.

  • avril 20, 2015

    Nearly two million Canadians live in rural, remote and northern settings, yet these communities have difficulties recruiting and retaining nurses.

  • novembre 28, 2014

    The 70 per cent Full-Time Employment for Nurses Survey was initiated by the 70% Full-Time Nursing Employment Working Group (FTNEWG), a working group of the Joint Provincial Nursing Committee (JPNC). RNAO led the project, which was implemented in July 2012 and targeted all employers of nurses in the hospital and long-term care (LTC) sectors. The findings of the report are relevant to nursing human resource (HR policy), and are targeted at government, employers, nursing associations and the College of Nurses of Ontario.

  • mai 1, 2014

    A laser-like focus on person-centred care, same-day access to a health provider, and better health outcomes is what Ontarians can expect if politicians heed the advice of nurses.

  • juin 20, 2013

    Following RNAO’s BOD decision to articulate a vision for nursing, policy staff presented a comprehensive “vision” that describes what RNAO believes should occur across five major sectors in short, medium and long-term goals with supporting activities.

  • janvier 28, 2013

    People consistently rank health care as a top priority. Nurses know this.

  • octobre 22, 2012
    Ontario’s nurses call on government and stakeholders to collectively strengthen our publicly-funded, not-for-profit health system and make it more responsive to the public’s needs, easier to navigate and more efficient and cost-effective. To make this happen, the health system must be anchored within primary care to advance primary health care for all through: health promotion, disease prevention, chronic disease management/prevention and mental health care.