Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Publications & Resources

Introduction and Overview

This Toolkit has been developed by and for Nurse Executives to provide key resources that support excellence in their newly expanded governance and leadership roles. This Toolkit may also appeal to aspiring nurse executives, nursing leaders and healthcare managers, hospital administrators, public health administrators, medical officers of health, assistant medical officers of health, inter-professional care providers, government policy makers, healthcare planners, nurse educators and various researchers.

This toolkit has been developed using the Framework for Nurse Executive Leadership as a guide. As such key modules of the Toolkit are organized according to the five executive leadership spheres outlined below. Each of the following sphere reflects a key leadership concept in the framework for nurse executives:

  • strategic visioning, organizational decision making and practice innovation;
  • quality care and client safety;
  • collaboration;
  • professional accountability and
  • professional development.

Currently, this Toolkit is directed towards meeting the needs of public health and hospital/acute care nurse executives, however in 2012/2013, this Toolkit will expand to also incorporate tools and resources for home care and long-term care nurse executives.