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2016
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News

RNAO responds to long-term care home deaths

RNAO is shocked and heartbroken to learn of the deaths of eight residents at long-term care homes in Woodstock and London. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and all those affected by this tragedy.

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membersAvoid a lapsed membership: Renew today

Nothing is scarier than a gap in your legal protection. Renew online today. We also encourage you to join continuous renewal (automatic payments). Remember, membership with RNAO gives you your College of Nurses of Ontario’s mandatory professional liability protection. See our video to hear from our members about the benefits of RNAO. Rejoin today at MyRNAO.ca/join.

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Recruit a colleagueRefer your colleagues and get rewarded: Act now

Tell your colleagues to join RNAO and take advantage of the full membership year. For every RN or NP you recruit, you will receive a $20 RNAO gift certificate and for every nursing student, a $5 gift certificate.

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Do you know a first-year nursing student? Tell them to join for free

Until Oct. 30, RNAO is offering complimentary memberships to first-year undergraduate nursing students.

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Free membership for new grads

Are new grads appearing at your workplace? Tell them they can join RNAO for free and enjoy the many benefits for new nurses including professional liability protection, networking opportunities with nurses across Ontario, and discounts on professional development opportunities.

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Fall Tour: RNAO leaders discuss health issues with Ontario nurses

Raising awareness about the importance of RNs, NPs and nursing students, RNAO’s leaders hit the road this October to discuss the experiences nurses have delivering care in Ontario’s health system.

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RNs and NPsNew funding to recruit and retain NPs and RNs announced

Following a provincial government announcement to invest in primary care NPs and RNs, RNAO is praising the province for increasing access to care when and where Ontarians need it.

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Nurses meet with Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

On Oct. 24, RNAO and the Correctional Nurses' Interest Group met with David Orazietti, minister of community safety and correctional services to address concerns about the province’s use of segregation in provincial jails.

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health ministersHealth ministers meet to discuss new health accord

A meeting of provincial and territorial health ministers with their federal counterpart Health Minister Jane Philpott left the future of a new national health accord undecided.

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Nursing leadersCall for nominations: President-elect and board of directors

Do you know a colleague or friend who is passionate about nursing, health and health care? Or maybe that person is you? Consider joining the association’s board of directors and sharing the opportunity to influence provincial, national and international nursing, health and health-care policy.

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resolutionsInspire change in nursing and health care: Submit your resolution by Dec. 27

Nurses see opportunities for change, and improvement in health care each day. Let us know what changes you would like to see in nursing, health and health care by submitting your resolution to RNAO by Dec. 27.

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Your voice counts: Contribute to this critical study

In partnership with RNAO, the University of Toronto is inviting members to participate in a Canada-wide study that will focus on the professional work and knowledge in the 21st century.

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Membership

Region 7Region 7 shows gratitude to Alberta nurses

In recognition for all of the incredible work performed by health professionals during the Fort McMurray wildfires, RNAO's Region 7 donated a free pizza lunch to the nurses who work at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in September.

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Policy

NPImproving the NP practice standard

To better understand the health services expected from an NP, RNAO has responded to the College of Nurses of Ontario’s (CNO) draft revised NP practice standard.

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Urge health minister to act now on independent prescribing

RNAO is pleased to see the government is making progress on its promises to RNs and NPs and your voice has helped. Premier Kathleen Wynne's mandate letter to Minister of Health Eric Hoskins includes a clear directive to move to authorize RNs to independently prescribe medications.

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QPORMeet your MPP: Apply now

Thanks to RNAO’s Queen’s Park on the Road, 26 MPPs have already met or scheduled meetings with nurses to speak about fully utilizing NPs and RNs, pharmacare, decent work for better health, and other important health-care issues. If you would like to speak with your local representative, please apply using our online application or contact QPOR@RNAO.ca.

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Best Practice Guidelines

long-term care homesImprove patient care at long-term care homes: Become a BPSO

Is your long-term care home a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO)? RNAO is now accepting applications from long-term care (LTC) homes to implement and evaluate multiple RNAO best practice guidelines as part of the Best Practice Spotlight Organization initiative.

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PPERNAO hears from the public at PPE launch

Giving a voice to patients, caregivers and other members of the public, RNAO hosted the launch of the Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) initiative on Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto.

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Events

Addressing substance use institute

Nov. 14, 2016, Novotel Toronto North York Hotel, Toronto

Hear from experts in the area of substance use, and persons and families with lived experiences.

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Motivational interviewing workshop

Dec. 1, 2016, Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront, Toronto

Improve the way you work with clients who are considering change in their lives to better their health.

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Leadership and Management Workshop

December 5, 2016, Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Downtown, Toronto

Explore and enhance your leadership skills to provide safe patient care, job satisfaction and nurse retention.

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