Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Publications & Resources

Tools for NP Implementation

Regardless if a hospital is starting to use NPs or is ready to enhance an already existing and well-defined NP program, selection of the most appropriate tools to implement NP authority is vital to an effective, efficient and integrated plan. Key questions for hospitals to consider when implementing NP inpatient authority are outlined below.

Some tools have a better “fit” for one hospital compared to another and since Ontario hospitals serve a variety of populations with different types of hospitals, this Toolkit provides a set of tools from a representative sample of “early adopter” hospitals who have successfully implemented NP authority to treat and discharge hospital inpatients. These hospitals range from large urban teaching hospitals and rehab institutes, to smaller community hospitals.

Tools from Organizations

In addition to the exemplars above, the following web-based tools are recommended for NPs practicing in hospital settings.

Other Tools