As of March 31, 2014, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) will require all RNs to have professional liability protection (PLP). RNAO membership satisfies this requirement, and we're holding information sessions so both members and prospective members understand how to stay protected.
CNA is inviting members to join its special meeting on Jan. 29 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. via webcast to participate in the discussion of proposed changes to CNA's governance.
What better honour than to be recognized by your nursing peers at RNAO's 2014 AGM? Give that thrill to a deserving RN by nominating them for an RNAO Recognition Award.
Ontario's forthcoming budget needs to reflect the government's commitments to health instead of austerity measures, RNAO told provincial leaders during a pre-budget consultation. RNAO chief executive officer Doris Grinspun and senior economist Kim Jarvi appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Jan. 16 at Queen's Park.
RNs are working to improve the lives of a segment of the Ontario population that too often falls through the cracks. Kathy Moreland Layte and Mary Mueller recently spoke on behalf of RNAO about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to the Select Committee on Developmental Services. The Select Committee has been charged with gathering evidence and making recommendations for a provincial strategy for people living with developmental disabilities.
The tragic death of 12-year-old asthmatic student Ryan Gibbons exposed the need for a comprehensive asthma strategy in Ontario schools, and RNAO says legislators must act urgently to protect students.
The combined voice of Ontario's RNs has once again made waves among politicians. RNAO has received a number of emails from MPPs thanking nurses for their input from November’s action alert.
More than 4,000 of you responded to the alert demanding more RNs to ensure a healthy Ontario, and your voices reached the decision-makers.
Ontario has gone coal-free. With the closure of the Nanticoke Generating Station on Dec. 31, 2013, the province officially ended coal-fired electricity generation, becoming the first jurisdiction in North America to do so.
Best Practice Guidelines
It is with great excitement that RNAO announces the release of its new Best Practice Guideline (BPG), Developing and Sustaining Interprofessional Health Care: Optimizing patient, organizational and system outcomes.
Health-care organizations interested in participating in a leading-edge pilot project have another opportunity. The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is pleased to announce the re-issue of its request for proposal (RFP) to implement and evaluate nursing order sets in eligible organizations.
RNAO is looking for health-care organizations and academic institutions to host a Best Practice Champions Orientation Workshop and/or Best Practice Champions Advanced Workshop for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
Treating patients with substance use disorders presents its own unique challenges, so RNAO is offering two new eLearning modules for health-care professionals to build their skills.
Act now and take advantage of huge savings on RNAO's world-renowned Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs). RNAO is offering a dozen select guidelines at 50-per-cent off.
All year long, you've been proudly representing your profession inside and outside of the workplace, so let us show off your hard work. RNAO is looking for photos of members, local chapters and interest groups in action for our Annual Report.