COVID-19 News and Updates

RNAO's VIANurse for Employers

RNAO is ready to help you secure RNs, NPs and/or PSWs. VIANurse is powered by RNAO for the COVID-19 emergency and is free of charge. Secure your needs within hours. 

Please read the letter we received from Ottawa Public Health thanking us for exceptional support during this time. 

Organizations seeking RNs and NPs:

To request RNs and NPs for your organization for any clinical areas, including critical care, fill out this form. You'll be connected with RNs and NPs in your locality within hours. 

Register now

Organizations seeking PSWs:

To request nursing students in second, third or fourth year for personal support worker (PSW) positions, fill out this form and your organization will appear in a registry where students will select hiring organizations through this registry. Your home will appear on the registry within 24 hours. Nursing students are searching the registry by city and name of the homes and will connect with you within hours.

Register now


Call for RNs, NPs and Nursing Students - We Need You!

RNAO continues its strong advocacy on the need to expand the capacity of Ontario’s health system to meet emerging health needs in tackling COVID-19. RNAO was the first out the door addressing growing nursing human resource shortages, as many RNs, NPs and PSWs are being quarantined and/or falling sick, and staffing needs escalate together with the acuity of the pandemic.

The knowledge and skills of RNs, NPs and nursing students are needed to meet a range of health-care needs. For those of you who have already responded to our surveys asking for help, we thank you for your enthusiastic and generous response – we will be in touch. Working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, we are reaching out to RNAO’s network of RNs, NPs and nursing students asking for your willingness and availability.

Since March 13, over 280 nurse practitioners (NPs), over 1,000 critical care RNs (who have experience and continued competency in the provision of critical care) as well as over 7,300 RNs for virtual/clinical care have registered to help.

Nursing Students seeking PSW positions:

The facilities listed in this registry are looking to fill personal support worker (PSW) positions. These are paid positions. Employers are looking for second, third or fourth year nursing students to fill these positions.

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Critical Care:

We're asking for RNs and NPs with experience and continued competency in the provision of critical care health services, who are not currently working in these settings, or who can increase their hours, to share your availability during this emergency period.

Please fill out the survey here. RNAO will connect survey respondents with hospitals within hours.

Register now

Virtual and Clinical Care:

We need retired, faculty, part-time and full-time RNs and NPs with experience and continued compentency to provide virtual and/or clinical care. Please fill out the survey here. RNAO will connect survey respondents with employers within hours.

Register now

Nurse Practitioners:

NPs with experience, current competency and specialty certificates in primary care, adult care and paediatrics are needed.

Please fill out this survey. RNAO will connect survey respondents with employers within hours.

RNs, NPs & Nursing Students for Active Outbreaks:

RNs, NPs and nursing students ready and willing to work in a nursing home with an active outbreak, we need you!

Please fill out this survey. RNAO will connect survey respondents with employers within hours.

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