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Spread the word: One month free of RNAO membership

It’s time for your friend or colleague to finally become an RNAO member. When they sign up for the 2023 membership year, they’ll get October 2022 for free. 

Membership is valid until Oct. 31, 2023 and includes professional liability protection (PLP) and all other member-only benefits.

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Don’t delay, renew your RNAO membership today

If you don’t want to let your RNAO membership lapse, now is the perfect time to renew – and it’s quick to do.

Membership prices for RNs and NPs includes professional liability protection (PLP) and taxes.

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Sept. 30: RNAO marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, observed on Sept. 30, is a time for individuals across Canada to reflect on the impact of the residential school system on Indigenous peoples and to work towards reconciliation as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report

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Kickoff of Leadership and Management Program & next steps

On Sept. 14, RNAO kicked off its new Leadership and Management for Nurses Program – a powerful, free forum for nurses to interact with their leadership peers and experienced health-care leaders, renew collegial partnerships, craft new networks, and build and enhance nurse leader-manager knowledge and skills.  

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Nurses speak out on staffing crisis during RNAO’s #FallTour

As part of RNAO’s eighth annual Fall Tour, RNAO’s President Dr. Claudette Holloway, CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun and Immediate Past-President Morgan Hoffarth met virtually and in-person with members and non-members across Ontario. 

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Sept. 9: International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

Each year on Sept. 9, RNAO recognizes International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day to promote and improve prevention, diagnosis, and support for people living with this disorder and their families. FASD is a lifelong disability that affects the brain and body of individuals who were exposed to alcohol in the womb. 

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University of Michigan School of Nursing recognizes RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun with 2022 Career Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun for being this year’s recipient of the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s (UMSN) Career Lifetime Achievement Award. UMSN’s Alumni Awards committee selected Grinspun for her commitment to advancing nursing, health, social policy and evidence-based practice. 

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RNAO’s ongoing media profile: The September 2022 report

This month, RNAO spoke out about the Ontario government’s revised COVID-19 isolation guidance and its directive to the College of Nurses of Ontario’s (CNO) to expedite applications of internationally educated nurses (IEN), as well as the court case against Bill 124 and the new Bill 7 regulations.

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Recruit RNs, NPs or new grads and be rewarded

It pays to share. Recruit five RNs, NPs or new grads to join RNAO and your 2023-2024 membership is on us.

For every RN, NP and new grad you recruit, you’ll receive $20 towards an RNAO credit that can be used towards your RNAO membership renewal or registration for any upcoming RNAO conference or event. When you have recruited five new members, you get a free membership.

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Call for sources for RNJ story

Have you used artificial intelligence (AI) technology in your clinical practice? We'd like to hear about your experiences for a future RNJ feature article.

If you’re interested, please write to Larry Sawyer, managing editor of RNJ, at lsawyer@RNAO.ca.

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Applications open to join a College of Nurses of Ontario committee

RNAO encourages all of its RN and NP members to make an impact and apply to participate in the College of Nurses of Ontario’s (CNO) committees. As a CNO committee member, you’ll contribute to the processes that keep your patients safe. 

Nurses from all practice areas and with all levels of experience are welcome to apply. 

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Education event for RNAO’s region 5 members

On Sept. 20, RNAO helped to facilitate an education event exclusively for its members in region 5, which consists of the Grey-Bruce, Muskoka-Huronia-Parry Sound and South Simcoe chapters.

During the event, RNAO’s nurse practitioner policy analyst Dr. Brenda Stade provided an overview of the findings in the Nursing Through Crisis: A Comparative Perspective report.

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Customize your RNAO-branded uniform

RNAO uniforms are stylish and comfortable. With a 15 per cent off discount already applied, and the bonus of having your name and RN or NP credential embroidered for free, this is one member benefit that you want to take advantage of. 

Check out RNAO’s collection at RNAO.dixieuniforms.ca.

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Find your next career opportunity or post a job 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 including clinical, non-clinical, staff nurse, management, executive and administrative roles for NPs, RNs, RPNs and PSWs across all health-care sectors. 

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#DecriminalizeNow campaign

The criminalization of simple drug possession in cities across Ontario is costing lives. That’s why RNAO is launching a new campaign called #DecriminalizeNow.

On Oct. 3, RNAO will send a letter to mayoral candidates in 21 municipalities asking them to sign a pledge to support decriminalizing simple drug possession in Canada ahead of the Oct. 24 municipal elections. 

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RNAO CEO, president, immediate past-president and several board members meet with provincial government

On Sept. 28, RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun, President Dr. Claudette Holloway, Immediate Past-President Morgan Hoffarth and several board members met with members of the provincial government at Queen’s Park in Toronto, including Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Sylvia Jones and Chief Nursing Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Karima Velji. 

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RNAO endorses the global Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

To protect the lives of current and future generations, RNAO has joined the World Health Organization and more than 200 other international health organizations in a global initiative to demand governments develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to phase out fossil fuels globally.

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Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship Program: New streams

Are you an RN or NP who wants to learn new skills or advance your nursing practice? Are you motivated to lead change or improve outcomes in your organization? The Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship Program (ACPF) provides the opportunity for RNs and NPs to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise while advancing a project that will meet a need within their organizations to improve patient outcomes in their practice setting. 

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Health System Transformation – Speaking Up and Speaking Out webinar (Oct. 17)

RNAO will hold its monthly Health System Transformation – Speaking Up and Speaking Out webinar series on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. ET. RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun will discuss the latest news and pressing issues as well as answer participants’ questions on various topics. 

Nurses and other health-care providers are welcome to join at no cost. 

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RNAO’s ninth-annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium (Nov. 15)

RNAO invites all of its NP members and NP students to celebrate National NP Week (Nov. 13-19, 2022) at its virtual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. This year’s theme is “Leveraging NP Leadership Through Crisis and Beyond.”  

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Members’ tweets – September 2022

Twitter is an important tool for nurses to use to raise the profile on nursing and health-related issues, and to mobilize action where it’s needed. 

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Members speak out – September 2022

RNAO is proud of members who speak to reporters about their experiences and advocate on nursing and health-related issues in media stories. It is important that nurses’ voices and perspectives are featured in relevant stories to keep Ontarians informed on the profession and changes needed in health care. 

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Join RNAO’s team: October 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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