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Tell your nursing colleagues about RNAO’s $50 membership deal

If you know someone interested in joining RNAO, now is the time. For a limited time, they can become a member for only $50 plus tax and experience all of RNAO's membership benefits.

And remember, membership includes professional liability protection (PLP), and is valid until Oct. 31, 2022.

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Vote, vote and vote!

Cast your vote in the 2022 provincial election
Ontarians head to the polls on June 2 – a critical time in the province’s future. RNAO has outlined nurses’ asks for the next government in its provincial election platform, Ontario's nursing crisis: Your health, your health system. 

Cast your vote on RNAO matters: One member, one vote: Governance items for voting 
As an RNAO member, you play an important role in deciding governance issues that affect the current and future direction of your professional association. 

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Register now for the 97th #RNAOAGM: June 9 – 11, 2022

RNAO’s biggest event of the year is fast approaching. Join your nursing colleagues virtually June 9 – 11 for many engaging sessions. To explore nurses’ experiences over the past year, the theme for RNAO’s 97th Annual General Meeting (AGM) is “COVID-19 Pandemic: Nursing Through Crisis.” 

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Ontario experiences deadly storm: Climate action is needed

During the Victoria Day long weekend (May 21 – 23), parts of Ontario experienced severe weather, including a widespread windstorm associated with ongoing thunderstorms. 

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RNAO speaks out against gun violence and calls for stricter gun control laws

Gun violence has devastating consequences for citizens of the United States. In 2020, 45,222 people died from gun-related injuries in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The unfathomable pattern of mass shootings done with military-style assault weapons readily available for purchase is one of the worst expressions of this tragedy. 

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New report: Nursing Through Crisis: A Comparative Perspective

On May 12, the same day as the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, RNAO held a media conference to release its landmark report, Nursing Through Crisis: A Comparative Perspective, which features stark findings on the current state of the nursing profession and recommendations to address Ontario’s nursing crisis. 

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Recap of Nursing Week 2022: #NursingThroughCrisis

On May 9 – 15, RNAO celebrated Nursing Week with a lineup of informative and engaging virtual events to mark the theme “Nursing Through Crisis.” Despite the many challenges nurses encountered during the past year, they continued to step up to deliver and advocate for quality care.

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RNAO’s ongoing media profile: The May 2022 edition

Nursing Week, the release of our Nursing Through Crisis: A Comparative Perspective report and our provincial election platform was featured in RNAO's media interviews during the month of May.

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Update about Doris’ COVID-19 blog

On May 6, RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun shared the following update with readers of her COVID-19 blog: 

The time has come to put to rest my COVID-19 blog.

It has been an intense journey. On Jan. 27, 2020, I sent out a report to RNAO members advising that Ontario health officials had confirmed a second “presumptive” case of 2019-nCoV in Toronto, Canada. 

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New In Focus: Nurses’ health and wellbeing

RNAO unveiled its new In Focus web page at a webinar during Nursing Week 2022. The new In Focus showcases RNAO’s advocacy, initiatives and partnerships on Nurses’ health and wellbeing.  

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Friends of nursing

You don’t have to be a nurse to join RNAO. Many non-nursing colleagues have asked if they can join RNAO and the answer is yes.

Non-nurse colleagues can join RNAO under the membership category: friend of RNAO. For over a decade, friends of RNAO have received timely updates on our advocacy, media releases, best practice guidelines (BPG), educational webinars and more. 

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Add LAP ® to your RNAO membership

Legal risk is an inevitable part of nursing practice. RNAO’s Legal Assistance Program (LAP) complements its professional liability protection (PLP) and may be that extra coverage you’ve been seeking. LAP provides protection against College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) complaints, workplace-related issues and much more. 

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Learn about media outreach

Are you interested in writing a letter to the editor? Conducting a media interview?

RNAO’s communications team has updated its Media Relations Toolkit to help you amplify your voice and bring more attention to nursing, health and health-care issues. 

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The most stylish membership benefit: RNAO uniforms

Display your RNAO pride while maximizing comfort with RNAO uniforms. Exclusive to RNAO members, the uniforms are available in an array of colours and styles, with the option to customize it with your name and credentials. A 15 per cent off discount has already been applied – all you have to do is select "add to cart.”

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Find or post nursing opportunities on 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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Action Alert: There’s a nursing crisis – what are your candidates’ plans? Ask them!

Make sure that the nursing crisis is an election issue in your riding. 

On May 12, during Nursing Week, RNAO released Nursing Through Crisis, A Comparative Perspective.

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Person-and family-centred care community of practice

Person-and family-centred care (PFCC) has become a prevalent topic in Ontario’s long-term care (LTC) homes, especially with its inclusion in the new Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021. PFCC is the concept that residents and their family members are at the centre of health care. Health-care providers need to respect and empower persons and families to be genuine partners in their health. 

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

RNAO is currently developing the Care Transitions, Second Edition (working title) best practice guideline (BPG) and is seeking stakeholder reviewers to join its development process. 

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Best Practice Champions Competencies Focus Group Discussion

The Best Practice Champions Competencies Focus Groups are sessions designed for nurses (i.e., nursing students, RNs, NPs, RPNs and advanced practice leaders) and other health-care providers (e.g., social workers, physiotherapists and PSWs) from all sectors who are champions or wish to become champions. 

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Pride Parade 2022

Pride Month has begun, with events scheduled across Ontario in June and throughout the summer. RNAO looks forward to celebrating with its members. Again we will have an RNAO contingency at the Toronto Pride Parade, happening on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. ET. Come and join us!

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Learning from the Earth: Supporting Wellness Through Connection to the Land

On June 8 at 7 p.m. ET, learn about the importance of integrating land, language and culture into wellness, as well as creating and maintaining connections between youth and health-care providers across Ontario. 

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RNAO-LAP Webcast: Legal Issues Related to Social Media Use

As members of a regulated health profession, RNs and NPs need to consider the implications of social media for their profession, including their accountabilities to the College of Nurses of Ontario. Join the RNAO-LAP webcast on June 22 at 12 p.m. ET to learn about legal issues related to activities on social media. 

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Members’ tweets – May 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. 

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Members speak out – May 2022

RNAO members continue to speak out for nursing and health in media stories. Nurses’ voices matter and help to mobilize change where it’s needed. 

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Small Talk episodes – May 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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Join RNAO’s team: June 2022 job openings

RNAO is a growing organization with potential opportunities for you to join its collaborative, professional and friendly team. 

There are many benefits to working at RNAO, including health and dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, vacation and sick time coverage, top-up for mat leave, professional development, and being a member of Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

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