In Creating Vibrant Communities , RNAO recommends practical and concrete policies that will both strengthen the nursing workforce and say to the aspiring nurse, the nursing student, the recent graduate, the mid-career nurse and their later-career colleagues: “Build your Nursing Career in Ontario.”
RNAO also recommends supporting RNs and Nurse Practitioners to practice to their full scope, bringing their complete range of knowledge, skills, and experience to the table.
Amend statutes, regulations and policies to allow nurse practitioners to use their full knowledge, skills and experience and practise to their full scope. This includes authorizing NPs to admit, treat and discharge in in-patient settings. Support the full integration of specialty (hospital-based) nurse practitioners. Expand opportunities for NP continuing education with a focus on specialized NP practices.