RNAO is Ontario’s professional nursing leader. As the collective voice of 42,000, RNAO speaks out for nursing and for health across the province. Because of members, we have been able to...

Best Practice Guidelines

Revolutionizing nursing through evidence. The Best Practice Guidelines program supports nurses by providing them with the best evidence available. We strive to enhance nursing practice through...


Our policy team uses a non-profit and non-partisan nursing lens for advocacy. We focus on social determinants of health, healthy policy and creating vibrant communities to advance the health of...


    Governments in Ontario and Toronto should do more to help those experiencing homelessness and struggling with addiction if others are to avoid the tragic circumstances that led to the death of Brad Chapman, a coroner's jury recommended Thursday.

    In the final months of his life, Mr. Chapman, a 43 year-old father of three, sought help but did not find it on a path that took him from jail to being homeless in downtown Toronto, a journey that ended in August 2015 in an alley where he accidentally overdosed on opioids.

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    The Registered Nurses’ Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO) has opened the application process for its 2019 awards and scholarships. Awards and scholarships are available for students at the certificate, undergraduate and graduate levels.

    The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Council has approved draft regulations for psychotherapy and for RN prescribing.

    The draft regulation for psychotherapy contains proposed changes under the Nursing Act, 1991 to identify that a RN may perform the controlled act of psychotherapy. RNAO and its interest groups have long advocated for RNs to continue to initiate and perform psychotherapy when it was proclaimed a controlled act.