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Limited time membership offer: Two months free

RNAO’s two months free offer is back. 

Do you have an RN or NP friend or colleague who you think should join RNAO? All they have to do is sign up for next year to get September and October 2022 for free. Membership is valid until Oct. 31, 2023 and includes professional liability protection (PLP) and all other exclusive member benefits.

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Sept. 6-16, 2022: Free membership for undergraduate nursing students

Jump back into a new academic year with RNAO. From Sept. 6-16, 2022, undergraduate nursing students (including bridging programs) can sign up for a free membership that’s valid until Oct. 31, 2023.

An undergraduate student membership provides students with the opportunity to network, gain leadership experience and participate in member-only events.

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Sept. 12-28, 2022: Join us for our #FallTour

Do you have questions or thoughts about the nursing crisis? Do you have an experience to share as an RN, NP or nursing student? 

Share them during RNAO’s eighth annual Fall Tour. President Dr. Claudette Holloway, CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun and Immediate Past-President Morgan Hoffarth will be connecting with members across the province to hear your views, questions and concerns related to your practice or the health system in general. 

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Aug. 31: International Overdose Awareness Day 2022 and new In Focus

International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 31) is a time to remember the lives lost and individuals left behind due to drug overdose. RNAO continues to call on the provincial government to respond to the opioid crisis to decrease the toxic drug supply and prevent deaths. Opioid overdose knows no bounds and leads to tragic, preventable deaths. 

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Aug. 23: Federal government appoints new chief nursing officer

RNAO applauds the federal government for reinstating Canada’s chief nursing officer (CNO) and appointing Dr. Leigh Chapman to the role. 

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Aug. 18: RNAO’s response to the Ontario government’s Plan to Stay Open

In an Aug. 18 media release titled “RNAO welcomes gov’t measures to bolster the profession and address the nursing crisis, calls for bolder steps, warns against privatization,” RNAO responds to the Ontario government’s five-point plan to tackle health system challenges.

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RNAO’s ongoing media profile: The August 2022 report

This month, RNAO spoke out about the ongoing nursing crisis, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), the Ontario government’s Speech from the Throne and budget, the premiers’ Maritimes meeting, and the appointment of Canada’s new CNO.

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Opt-in to continuous renewal

Gain peace-of mind by opting-in to continuous renewal. It automatically renews your RNAO membership each year. It also ensures you never have a lapse in your coverage. 

Continue to enjoy all of your favourite exclusive member benefits. Enroll today by logging into MyRNAO and updating your preferences.

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Nurses’ Health Program: Free for nurses in Ontario

Did you know the Nurses’ Health Program (NHP) is a free, voluntary program for Ontario nurses seeking treatment for substance use and/or mental health disorders? Nurses registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) can benefit from one of NHP’s specialized programs to return to practise nursing safely. 

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Tell your non-nursing colleagues to become a friend of RNAO

Did you know your non-nursing friends and family can join RNAO as a friend of RNAO? Encourage them to sign up today to show their dedication to progressive health-care and nursing policies that benefit Ontarians. 

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Looking for a new position? Visit RNCareers.ca

Are you on the hunt for a nursing position? Visit RNCareers.ca, the official career site of RNAO.

RNCareers.ca specializes in all levels of nursing and health care including executive, administrative and management positions, and caters to both job seekers and employers. You can find NP, RN, RPN and PSW positions in clinical and non-clinical roles on RNCareers. 

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RNAO’s response to the 2022 provincial Speech from the Throne and budget

On Aug. 9, Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the lieutenant governor of Ontario, delivered Ontario’s Speech from the Throne before Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy re-tabled the government’s spring budget. In response, RNAO issued a media release.

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Become a stakeholder reviewer: Care Transitions, Second Edition best practice guideline

RNAO is currently developing the Care Transitions, Second Edition (working title) best practice guideline (BPG). This fall, RNAO will seek stakeholder feedback on the BPG from nurses in all domains of practice, other health providers, and persons with lived experience nationally and internationally. 

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A Falls Prevention and Management Virtual Community of Practice

RNAO Long-Term Care (LTC) Best Practices Program is offering a community of practice (CoP) exclusively to Ontario LTC homes to implement the Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls best practice guideline recommendations through a collaborative peer-supported process.

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Health system transformation: Critical updates and priorities for the fall

On Monday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. ET, RNAO is resuming its monthly webinar series related to health system transformation and COVID-19. 

Join RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun for a discussion on health system transformation – speaking up and speaking out. The September webinar will focus on highlights from the summer and the priorities in health care and policy as fall approaches. 

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Legal protections through RNAO membership: PLP + LAP webinars

Do you want to learn about the difference between professional liability protection (PLP) and the Legal Assistance Program (LAP)? Register for RNAO’s upcoming webinar sessions. 

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Register for RNAO's virtual Clinical BPG Institute

Beginning September 2022, the 20th annual Clinical BPG Institute will be held via Zoom. This event has been designed for nurses and other health-care professionals interested in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully introduce and sustain practice change in their organization through the implementation of best practice guidelines. Strategies and approaches from the Leading Change Toolkit™ will demonstrate how to create evidence-based practice cultures within the workplace.  

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Registration open for the ninth annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium happening Nov. 15, 2022

RNAO invites all of its NP members and NP students to celebrate National NP Week (Nov. 13-19, 2022) at its virtual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. This year’s theme is “Leveraging NP Leadership Through Crisis and Beyond.” 

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Members tweets – August 2022

RNAO encourages all of its members to use Twitter to share their experiences in the nursing profession and advocate for change where it’s needed most. 

Read tweets from RNAO members this past month.

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Members speak out – August 2022

RNAO members continue to raise the profile of the nursing profession by speaking with reporters about prominent nursing and health-related issues. Nurses’ voices matter and help to mobilize change where it’s needed. 

In August, members were featured in many news stories on a variety of topics.

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Small Talk episodes – August 2022

RNAO’s Small Talk is a video segment to facilitate conversations about current health-care issues with RNAO members, as well as members of RNAO’s board of directors and assembly of leaders.

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