Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Program to help nurses with substance use or mental health disorders

No one is immune from substance use and/or mental health disorders. They can affect anyone including nurses. Without appropriate treatment and monitoring, these disorders can impact a nurse’s ability to practise safe nursing. 

The Nurses’ Health Program is a voluntary bilingual program for Ontario nurses. It is designed to encourage nurses to seek treatment for substance use and/or mental health disorder that may affect their ability to practice nursing safely. The program is modelled on similar ones used by other regulated health professions across the province. 

The bilingual program offers nurses access to resources, a dedicated case manager, comprehensive assessment, an individualized support and treatment plan, and monitoring. 

NHP was developed by RNAO, the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Ontario Nurses’ Association, and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario. Lifemark is the NHP service provider. 

For more information, please read the NHP media release

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