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2019
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News

Renew your membership by Oct. 31

Our annual fall renewal campaign is in full swing. Renew your RNAO membership today for only $256.36 if you are an RN or an NP and work full-time and $175 if you are a member of ONA. If you work part-time (15 hours or less per week) or you are on mat leave, you pay only $87.83. Nursing students can join for free.

Renew at myRNAO.ca/join or use the package you find in your mailbox. 

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Liberals win minority government in federal election

After more than 17 million Canadians cast their vote, the Liberal Party won enough seats for a minority government on Oct. 21 giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a second term.

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Learn about RNAO’s BPSO and BPG program on Nov. 5 and 8

We are thrilled to share that Nursing Now International has invited RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun to deliver a webinar about RNAO’s Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) and Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) Program including engaging ways BPGs can be implemented.

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Join us at our sixth-annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium on Nov. 26

Explore the theme “From Novice to Expert: NP Role Development and Role Actualization” this November at our Sixth-Annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium.

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Ontario to ban promotion of vaping products in convenience stores

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Ontario is banning the promotion of vaping products in convenience stores and gas stations. The promotion of vaping products will only be permitted in specialty vape stores and cannabis retail stores. You must be 19 or older to enter these stores.

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Membership

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

Mark your calendars. RNAO’s 95th annual general meeting (AGM) takes place on June 11-13, 2020 at the Hilton Hotel Toronto (145 Richmond Street West). Join us for an exciting program of events and to celebrate the year of the nurse. Registration opens in January. Stay tuned.

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Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized?

RNAO’s Recognition Awards celebrate the best in nursing and health care. Start thinking about who you want to nominate when the award nominations open on Nov. 25.

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Start your job search on RNCareers.ca

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

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Policy

Kicking off Queen’s Park on the Road 2019

As a signature RNAO event, Queen's Park On the Road (QPOR) is a fantastic opportunity to engage your elected representatives on the issues that matter to you as an RNAO member.

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Share your feedback on RN prescribing: Deadline Nov. 17

Since 2012, RNAO has advocated for RN prescribing to ensure access to quality patient care, health system effectiveness, professional accountability and continuity of care. We commend the Ontario government and CNO for moving forward with RN prescribing and want them to move quickly with the proposed regulations. 

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NP Task Force update

One of our priorities is to ensure nurse practitioners work to their full scope of practice. With that in mind, the association’s NP Task Force met on Oct. 2.

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Best Practice Guidelines

Eighth-annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy a success

Celebrating governance and leadership, this year’s Nurse Executive Leadership Academy saw more than 70 nurse executives come out to engage with key leaders, experts from the government, policy-makers and other leading edge thinkers.

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Meadow Park Chatham recognized for improvement in quality care

Congratulations to Meadow Park Chatham, a long-term care best practice spotlight organization (BPSO), which was awarded the Quality Improvement Team of the Year award in September for its stellar work.

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Long-term care homes: Become a Best Practice Spotlight Organization

Would your organization like to join a community dedicated to improving resident care? RNAO is now accepting applications from long-term care (LTC) homes to implement and evaluate RNAO best practice guidelines as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO).

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Other

Fight the flu with a flu shot

Flu season is here and nurses and other health-care professionals should take extra precaution since they are at a higher risk for infection.

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Events

Integrating Falls Best Practices Using Partnerships

Nov. 20, 2019, webinar

Learn to create partnerships and align with the northeast region in falls prevention.

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Best Practice Champions Workshop (Level 1) - Virtual Learning Series December 2019

Dec. 9, 2019, webinar

Get an introduction to RNAO’s best practice guidelines and how to implement them in your workplace.

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