The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) made a shocking and stunning decision approving a regulation change for the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) scope of practice at its CNO Council meeting on September 17, 2020 that will seriously jeopardize the safety of the public and render the Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) scope of practice virtually identical.

    With approximately two million school-age children and 160,000 teachers in Ontario, it is clear the health and well-being of these children, their parents, teachers and staff must be central to the decision-making process for reopening schools. We must make decisions that avoid major risk to health and life, and continuously consider the impact on the pandemic curve.

    As we continue to battle COVID-19 in our communities and around the world, we must all play a part in staying safe and healthy. We also have to do all we can to prevent a second wave of this virus. 

    That’s why RNAO launched #Maskathon