Nurse practitioners

The issue

A significant increase to the nurse practitioner (NP) workforce in Ontario is long overdue. RNAO’s Vision for Tomorrow puts forward eight recommendations for expanding and supporting the supply of and use of NPs in Ontario. Increased integration of NPs in the health-care workforce and expansion of NP roles and scope will increase health equity and access to health care in our province. NPs can play a critical role in achieving the government’s health system transformation goals and meeting the objectives of the quadruple aim: improved patient experience, improved patient outcomes, lower cost of care and improved provider experience.  

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Take action

Action Alert
We need you in this fight now, premier!
When we needed a full lockdown, the premier gave us something called a “shutdown.” Instead of the public measures necessary to curb the growth of dangerous COVID variants, we got word play.
Action Alert
An urgent call for more nurse practitioners (NP)
Join our call for more Nurse practitioner-led clinics and Attending NPs in long- term care.
Event
NP Virtual Institute
RNAO’s second annual NP Institute is a one day virtual event for nurse practitioners (NPs) to network, engage and learn. We will explore topics related to policy, clinical practice, quality improvement (QI) and patient safety, leadership, and research.

Social media

Get involved. Use the following hashtags on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to participate in the dialogue about NPs: #NP #NPLTC #NPInsider, #NPInstitute, #VisionForTomorrow

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NP policy documents

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RNAO’s Nurse Practitioner Task Force report: Vision for Tomorrow

On Feb. 25, 2021 RNAO released the Nurse Practitioner Task Force report, Vision for Tomorrow. The report features eight recommendations that reflect RNAO’s unwavering advocacy for increased NP supply, utilization and scope. The implementation of these recommendations must begin immediately with co-ordinated action from government, academic, health service and association stakeholders.

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Vision for Tomorrow: Political action bulletin

RNAO has developed evidence-based political action bulletins on our priority issues for QPOR meetings with MPPs. The Vision or Tomorrow political action bulletin provides an overview of NP effectiveness, NP share of the nursing workforce and RNAO’s recommendations to provincial government for optimization of the NP role in an integrated health system.

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Vision for Tomorrow: Fact Sheet

The Vision for Tomorrow fact sheet provides a select history of the NP role and RNAO advocacy, insight into the NP scope of practice, tangible examples of how NPs advance the quadruple aim and sustainable development goals, and more.

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  • RNAO’s Nurse Practitioner Task Force report: Vision for Tomorrow
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    NP task force graphic

    RNAO’s Nurse Practitioner Task Force report: Vision for Tomorrow

    On Feb. 25, 2021 RNAO released the Nurse Practitioner Task Force report, Vision for Tomorrow. The report features eight recommendations that reflect RNAO’s unwavering advocacy for increased NP supply, utilization and scope. The implementation of these recommendations must begin immediately with co-ordinated action from government, academic, health service and association stakeholders.

    LEARN MORE

  • Vision for Tomorrow: Political action bulletin
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    vision for tomorrow pab

    Vision for Tomorrow: Political action bulletin

    RNAO has developed evidence-based political action bulletins on our priority issues for QPOR meetings with MPPs. The Vision or Tomorrow political action bulletin provides an overview of NP effectiveness, NP share of the nursing workforce and RNAO’s recommendations to provincial government for optimization of the NP role in an integrated health system.

    LEARN MORE  

  • Vision for Tomorrow: Fact Sheet
    Image
    VFT - icon

    Vision for Tomorrow: Fact Sheet

    The Vision for Tomorrow fact sheet provides a select history of the NP role and RNAO advocacy, insight into the NP scope of practice, tangible examples of how NPs advance the quadruple aim and sustainable development goals, and more.

    LEARN MORE