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Three months free for new RNAO members

Do you have a friend or colleague who is not taking advantage of what RNAO can offer? If they sign up for the next membership year, August, September and October 2022 are on us. 

Membership is valid until Oct. 31, 2023 and includes professional liability protection and all other member benefits.

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RNAO commemorates Emancipation Day on Aug. 1

On Emancipation Day, RNAO encourages all Canadians to acknowledge the history of slavery in Canada, celebrate its abolishment, and reflect on the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. 

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Ontario appoints new chief of nursing

RNAO congratulates RNAO member and RN Dr. Karima Velji for her appointment as Ontario’s new chief of nursing and professional practice (CNPP) and assistant deputy minister. On July 7, Dr. Velji shared a tweet expressing her excitement to work with Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones and Deputy Minister of Health Catherine Zahn. 

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New special issue of RNJ

A new special issue of RNJ is here. This latest issue explores the social and environmental determinants of health that motivate members to step up and speak out. Before diving into the stories, read the overview about how RNAO is celebrating its members’ efforts to build a healthier tomorrow at the individual, system and global levels.  

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Media release: Council of the Federation and Prime Minister must address the nursing crisis in Canada, says RNAO

On July 11-12, the Council of the Federation (COF) met in Victoria, BC to discuss issues that matter most Canadians, including the funding shortfall facing the country’s health system.

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New Long-Term Care Best Practices Program video

Do you want to learn about RNAO’s Long-Term Care (LTC) Best Practices Program? Consult RNAO’s many resources, including its new informational video to answer all of your questions. 

Learn more about RNAO’s work in the LTC sector by exploring our In Focus web page: LTC Best Practice Program and RNAO

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RNAO's ongoing media profile: The July 2022 report

This month, RNAO was featured in the media to discuss Ontario’s ongoing nursing crisis, which has led to several emergency room departments to close temporarily. RNAO also spoke out about the need to expedite the application process for internationally educated nurses (IEN), the Canada Health Transfer (CHT), eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and the gender pay gap in health care.

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Save the date: Ninth annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium is in-person Nov. 15, 2022

Mark your calendars for a celebratory week to highlight the amazing work and impact of NPs during National NP Week (Nov. 13-19, 2022).

A highlight of RNAO's celebrations will be the ninth annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium will be held in-person on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at RNAO's new home office at 500-4211 Yonge Street in Toronto. Please note there will be some virtual components. 

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Internationally educated nurses can now join RNAO

RNAO is a strong advocate for internationally educated nurses (IEN) who decide to make Ontario home. During RNAO’s 97th Annual General Meeting, CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun announced a new membership category that RNAO's board of directors approved: IEN associates. 

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New grads, don’t forget to add your CNO number

Was your membership recently upgraded to new grad?

Don’t forget to add your College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) number to your MyRNAO profile so your professional liability protection (PLP) becomes active. 

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Explore RNCareers, the official career website for nurses

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

RNCareers specializes in all levels of nursing including clinical, non-clinical, staff nurse, management, executive and administrative roles for NPs, RNs, RPNs and PSWs across all health-care sectors and caters to both job seekers and employers. 

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RNAO uniforms: The most stylish member benefit

Stylish and comfortable, are just two words to describe our RNAO uniforms. With a 15 per cent off discount already applied, and the bonus of having your name and credentials embroidered for free, this is one member benefit that you want to take advantage of. 

Check out our collection at RNAO.dixieuniforms.ca.

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What do you think of In the Loop? Send your feedback

RNAO members get exclusive access to the association’s monthly In the Loop e-newsletter. We want to hear from you – are you enjoying this month’s issue of In the Loop? Do you have suggestions for future issues? 

Please complete a short survey to share your feedback

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Action Alerts – July 2022

Repeal Bill 124

Our health system is in a full-blown crisis owing to a desperate shortage of nurses – particularly, RNs. Over the past two-and-a-half years – and counting – nurses across Ontario have selflessly cared for the people of Ontario while risking their own health and safety and that of their loved ones.

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Letter: Canada’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector

RNAO was one of more than 30 signatories of an open letter to Canada’s minister of transport and minister of environment to ensure that the aviation sector commits to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and protect a livable future for all. 

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Celebrating the 2021-2022 Advanced Clinical Practice Fellows

Twenty-five fellows were recently recognized at RNAO’s Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship (ACPF) forum. The virtual forum was an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the latest fellows and mentors. 

The ACPF celebratory video is available on RNAO’s YouTube channel.

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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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Members’ tweets – July 2022

Twitter is one of the social media platforms that RNAO members use to engage with the nursing community and call for necessary changes to improve health for all. Every tweet helps to raise nurses’ collective voice, and RNAO encourages all members to join the discussion about their profession on Twitter. 

Read tweets from RNAO members this past month.

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Members speak out – July 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 July, members were featured in many news stories.

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Small Talk – July 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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