Nurse Practitioner (NP) research chair

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Nurse Practitioner (NP) research chair
Closing date
January 15, 2023

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for a PhD- prepared nurse practitioner (NP) with expertise in research in the principal investigator role, and experience in working with programs of research to join us as the inaugural NP Research Chair. The primary aim of the NP Research Chair is to enhance, build, and enable robust research conduction and dissemination focused on clinical outcomes associated with nurse practitioner (NP) and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) practice. 


The NP Research Chair will oversee and provide direction for a program of NP clinical research that focuses on six specific priority areas of research, each supported by an NP research lead. These priority areas of research include primary care, Indigenous health/wellness, mental health and substance use, homelessness/persons who are underhoused, older adult health, and acute care.

We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about the mission and values of RNAO and the impact of NPs on population health and their leadership role in a transformed health system driven by the United Nations' sustainable development goals and guided by the quadruple aim. The successful candidate is also enthusiastic about enabling, shaping and conducting research relating to the clinical work of NPs, in particular within vulnerable, marginalized, underserved, Indigenous and acutely ill populations. If you love being at the cutting edge, working at a fast pace, garnering new and innovative partnerships, and mobilizing networks for change based on evidence, we are interested in hearing from you. 


  • identify and showcase health outcomes, including client, organization, system and financial, related to the clinical roles of NPs and CNSs
  • spotlight and evaluate the impact NPs and CNSs have in health promotion, prevention, care, diagnosis, treatment and referral of vulnerable, marginalized and underserved populations across all sectors and areas of practice 
  • engage with knowledge mobilization to influence policy decisions related to a transformed health system anchored in primary care and advanced practice nursing (NP and CNS) human resources
  • provide opportunities for NPs and CNSs to develop skills in the interpretation and knowledge utilization of health outcomes data and databases

Initial appointment is a three-year, fixed term, contract with the possibility of renewal. Compensation commensurate with experience.

RNAO is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who can help us build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. Accommodations are available to all candidates identifying a need during all or any parts of the selection process.