Among the flurry of activity happening at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), one guest cut through the noise and made some headlines.
Honoured guest, the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario entered the room and made her positive presence known with warm words and welcome announcements.
Premier Wynne announced her government will enhance the role of RNs by allowing them to dispense medications in certain instances.
She also announced her government will work with RNAO and other organizations to expand nurses' scope of practice so RNs have the authority to prescribe medications and so NPs can prescribe controlled substances.
Addressing important issues like nursing scope and staffing, First Nations peoples’ health, and environment, Kathleen Wynne certainly made friends with the room of nursing leaders present.
See the press release  to get the full details of what was announced.
Read the RNAO media release  reacting to the announcements.