RNAO is Ontario’s professional nursing leader. As the collective voice of 41,000, 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...


    Nurses are often the eyes and ears of the system and know what’s working and what improvements are needed.

    Leading the profession’s voice when it comes to health system transformation, RNAO stood before the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly on Nov. 23 regarding Bill 41, the government’s Patients First legislation.

    At Queen’s Park, RNAO’s CEO Doris Grinspun and President Carol Timmings shared the association’s concerns with the bill, noting the legislation currently falls short of the promise for real health system transformation.

    Looking for a new and exciting learning experience?

    RNAO is now accepting request for proposals for the Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship program. This program provides RNs or NPs the opportunity to develop clinical, leadership or best practice guideline implementation knowledge and skills, with support from a mentor, the organization where the RN/NP is employed and RNAO.

    In addition, the program promotes nursing knowledge and expertise to improve client care and health outcomes in Ontario.

    Are you passionate about nursing and health policy? Do you enjoy working with government officials, RNs, NPs, and other health professionals? Consider joining the senior management team at RNAO as the director of nursing and health policy.

    Learn more about the position on Jobs at RNAO