Canada Day 2022
On July 1, RNAO celebrates its partnerships with Indigenous people, communities and organizations, and is grateful for the knowledge and wisdom they share with us as we walk together the path of reconciliation, in a good way.
RNAO president and CEO attend the Ontario government’s 2022 swearing-in ceremony
On June 24, RNAO President Dr. Claudette Holloway and CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun attended the Ontario government’s swearing-in ceremony upon invitation from Premier Doug Ford. The ceremony took place outdoors at Queen’s Park in Toronto.
Limited time offer: $50 RNAO membership
Tell all of your nursing colleagues that RNAO’s membership is still only $50 plus tax. For a limited time, nurses can experience all of the benefits of an RNAO membership at a discounted rate.
RNAO’s NP research chair: Now accepting applications
RNAO invites eligible PhD-prepared NPs with expertise in research, in particular as principal investigator, and experience in working with programs of research to apply for its inaugural NP research chair position. 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 NP and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) practice.
Highlights from 97th #RNAOAGM
More than 600 RNAO members and guests attended our 97th Annual General Meeting (AGM)! If you were among the attendees, thank you. The energy was palpable and the discussions were vibrant!
Held virtually June 9 – 11 with the theme “COVID-19 Pandemic: Nursing Through Crisis,” the AGM featured many engaging sessions, inspiring guest speakers and calls to action for nurses to continue to influence change in the profession and health system at large.
New BPG: Promoting Smoking Reduction and Cessation with Indigenous Peoples of Reproductive Age and their Communities
During RNAO’s 97th Annual General Meeting on June 10, RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun announced the release of the first-ever Indigenous-focused best practice guideline (BPG), Promoting Smoking Reduction and Cessation with Indigenous Peoples of Reproductive Age and Their Communities.
New In Focus: 2SLGBTQI+ and RNAO
To commemorate Pride Month, RNAO released its latest In Focus theme web page on June 24 – 2SLGBTQI+ and RNAO. Under the health equity theme, this In Focus topic highlights RNAO’s work and advocacy toward appropriate, accessible health care for 2SLGBTQI+ communities.
RNAO commemorates National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day and the summer solstice, and is part of National Indigenous History Month. Through genuine and good faith efforts to learn the truth and reconcile with our past, RNAO attempts to honour the histories, traditions and knowledge of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.
New membership category: Internationally educated nurse associates
RNAO has always been a strong advocate when it comes to Internationally educated nurses (IEN) who decide to make Ontario home. During RNAO’s 97th Annual General Meeting, CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun announced RNAO’s new membership category: IEN associates.
RNAO’s ongoing media profile: The June 2022 edition
This month, RNAO was featured in stories about the provincial election, the Ontario government’s decision to lift masking mandates and a care strategy for seniors.
It pays to share: Spread the word and earn RNAO credit
RNAO membership is a safety blanket for your practice (professional liability protection included) and an inspiration to your career (best practice guidelines, networking, keeping you well informed, free capacity building, resume writing and more). Tell your friends and colleagues to join today.
Fall Tour (Sept. 12-23): Chapters/regions and interest groups invited to host a visit with RNAO
RNAO will celebrate its eighth-annual Fall Tour with our CEO, president and immediate past-president from Sept. 12 through Sept. 23. This tour is an opportunity for chapters, regions and interest groups to host visits with their members and the public to learn more about RNAO and discuss their thoughts, ideas and questions related to nursing, health and health care.
Nurses’ Health Program provides free support for Ontario’s nurses
The Nurses’ Health Program (NHP) is a free voluntary program for Ontario nurses who are seeking treatment for substance use and/or mental health disorders that may affect their ability to practise nursing safely.
RNAO uniforms: New styles added
Our most stylish benefit just got better. With the same great discount and amazing quality, RNAO uniforms are now available in in new styles.
In partnership with Dixie Uniforms, members are able to receive 15 per cent off of scrub sets, scrub tops, scrub pants and face masks. Show off your RNAO pride with style.
RNCareers.ca: For employers and jobseekers
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.