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
Mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all health-care workers, premier!
Rules for vaccination should not be left to individual employers. Now is the time for Ontario to demonstrate leadership in this critical issue by mandating vaccination for all health care workers.
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An urgent call for more nurse practitioners (NP)
Join our call for more nurse practitioner (NP)-led clinics and attending NPs in long-term care.
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Let’s make it a healthy recovery for all!
Call on the leaders of all political parties to demand that their plans for Canada include a healthy, just recovery for all Canadians.

Social media

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

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NP policy documents

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Position statement nurse practitioners

Nurse practitioner position statement

Increasing the number of nurse practitioners working to full scope across all sectors and settings is critical to increasing access to health care and health equity in Ontario. Read our position statement below and watch our video. 

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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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  • Nurse practitioner position statement
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    Position statement nurse practitioners

    Nurse practitioner position statement

    Increasing the number of nurse practitioners working to full scope across all sectors and settings is critical to increasing access to health care and health equity in Ontario. Read our position statement below and watch our video. 

    LEARN MORE

  • 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