Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Third-annual NP Symposium: A resounding success

As health system leaders, NPs play a vital role in delivering health services and in transforming our health system.

That’s why on Nov. 25 at RNAO’s home office, RNAO board member NP Aric Rankin and CEO Doris Grinspun co-chaired the third annual Nurse Practitioner Knowledge Exchange Symposium to partner with NP leaders and learn from their expertise.

Throughout the day, about 50 invited NPs and chief nurse executives received updates on a variety of issues that affect the NP practice including NP compensation, scope of practice and institutional opportunities and challenges. In addition, participants engaged in powerful dialogue to set in motion RNAO's next steps of advocacy.

Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Bob Bell, provided an update on the status of Bill 41, the government’s Patients First legislation (please see news brief for update on RNAO’s response to this bill), and engaged in rich conversation with participants.

Given the federal government’s law on medical assistance in dying (MAID), Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario, delivered an important review of the status of MAID, and a panel of experts shared their organizational experiences with MAID.

Another panel discussed their experiences with their attending NP role in long-term care and ways to take full advantage and leverage on the role to improve residents’ care and satisfaction.

A report will be made available soon through the NP Forum.

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