Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Reports

  • June 28, 2016

    This backgrounder provides an overview of Ontario’s Registered Nurse (RN) workforce, which is broken into Registered Nurses (RNs) in the general class (RN (GC)) and RNs in the extended class (RN (EC)), also known as nurse practitioners or NPs.

  • May 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.

  • August 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.

  • April 20, 2015

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

  • November 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.

  • May 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.

  • June 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.

  • January 28, 2013

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

  • October 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.
  • October 11, 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, focus must be placed on advancing primary health care for all through health promotion, disease prevention, social and environmental determinants of health and community care.