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...


    On June 1, RNAO released a statement in response to former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleading guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault at several Ontario nursing homes:

    At the annual Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Symposium in Ottawa, RNAO staff took to the stage to share the work of the International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre (IABPG).

    For a session on the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Health Technology Assessment, Grace Suva, IABPG program manager, presented the association’s research exploring the nurse’s role in medical assistance in dying (MAID) as well as the organization, system-level supports needed for MAID.

    Ontario organizations now have the opportunity to join a community dedicated to making a positive impact on patient care through evidence-based practice.