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News

Nursing Now Ontario Awards: Celebrate the great work of nurses

The Nursing Now Ontario Awards recognizes an RN, RPN and NP for their contributions to nursing practice, health policy and the health and well-being of Ontarians.

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Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized?

RNAO’s Recognition Awards are now open. 

Celebrate the best in nursing and health care by nominating a colleague or your organization. 

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It’s never too late to renew/join

Ask your nursing colleagues if they remembered to renew, and if they have not, remind them to renew today.

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Ontario Health Teams announced

With the goal to end hallway health care and ensure care for people is more connected and seamless, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced several Ontario Health Teams (OHT) in November.

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RNJ is now completely digital

Visit RNJ.RNAO.ca for full access to features, profiles, columns, news, and our much-loved "What nursing means to me" section. Read the most up-to-date content, or search for back issues of the print publication, dating to early 2018.

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Become a voice for nursing: Deadline Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. (EST)

As your professional association, RNAO is committed to speaking out for nursing and for health. Your talent, expertise and activism are vital to our success. RNAO is seeking candidates for the board of directors for the 2020-2022 term.

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Inspire change in nursing and health care: Submit your resolution by Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. (EST)

To add your voice to nursing, health and health-care issues, RNAO is encouraging individual members, chapters, regions without chapters, and interest groups to submit resolutions for review and discussion at the 2020 AGM.

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Save the date: Network with other nurses at RNAO’s 95th AGM, June 11-13, 2020

Mark your calendar.

RNAO’s 95th Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place June 11-13, 2020 at the Hilton Hotel Toronto (145 Richmond Street West).

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Membership

Fall Tour: RNAO hears from members

Celebrating the fifth-annual Fall Tour, RNAO’s leaders travelled across the province in October and November to hear about the important issues nurses and nursing students believe should be front and centre for political leaders.

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Start your job search on RNCareers.ca

RNCareers.ca, the official career site of RNAO, has had a makeover. Come check out the same trusted online leader in nursing careers with a new modern look.

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Media Awards: Help RNAO honour outstanding journalists

Compelling, well-researched news stories shape public dialogue on nursing and health issues, and have the power to influence change. You can help RNAO celebrate journalists who make a difference by nominating one for an RNAO Media Award.

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Policy

Demand an end to overdose deaths in Windsor: Sign our action alert

The overdose crisis gripping the province shows no sign of slowing down. On average, four Ontarians die daily from accidental opioid overdose. These deaths are preventable. This is a public health crisis affecting communities right across this province. Windsor is no exception, and yet Windsor is the only major city in Ontario that does not issue naloxone kits to its police officers. 

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Sixth-Annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium ends in success

More than 30 NPs came together on Nov. 26 to discuss health system transformation and the growth of the NP role.

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet your MPP

RNAO members are meeting MPPs in communities across Ontario as part of Queen's Park on the Road (QPOR). As nurses and health professionals, your insight into the health system makes you an ideal candidate to shape healthy public policy. Share your experiences with elected officials.

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RNAO’s response to RN prescribing and RN-initiated psychotherapy

To maximize timely access to health services and improve access, equity and integration, RNAO is calling on the Ontario government to amend legislation and enable independent RN prescribing and RN-initiated psychotherapy across all practice settings.

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Strengthen heat resilience in the city of Toronto

When advocating for people’s health, one of RNAO’s goals is to decrease health inequities among marginalized people who bear an increased burden of sickness and premature death. That’s why, on Oct. 28, nursing policy analyst Joy Dawkins presented RNAO’s feedback on the City of Toronto’s Heat Relief Strategy. Although summer has passed, we must work together to prepare for summer 2020.

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Are you thinking of running for office? Let us know

If you've ever given thought to running for public office, RNAO is looking to hear from you.

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Best Practice Guidelines

Fellowships up for grabs: Deadline for intention to submit is Jan. 7, 2020

Looking for a new and exciting learning experience? RNAO is now accepting proposals for the Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship (ACPF) program. The fellowship provides RNs and NPs with the opportunity to develop clinical, leadership or best practice guideline implementation knowledge and skills with support from a mentor, the organization where the RN/NP is employed, and RNAO.

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Events

Supporting Mental Health in Long-Term Care Webinar Series: Mood Disorders in Long-Term Care

Dec. 5, 2019, webinar

Recognize the signs and symptoms of mood disorders in older adults.

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Implementation of RNAO's Breastfeeding Guideline in a Rural Setting

Dec. 10, 2019, webinar

Learn how staff at Grey Bruce Health Unit continue to identify, review and strengthen best practices in their organization.

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