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RNJ

Visit RNJ.RNAO.ca for full access to features, profiles, columns, news and our much-loved What nursing means to me section. Read the most up-to-date content, or search our archives for past features and news.

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The latest...

President’s View by Morgan Hoffarth – Helpful hints to handle competing demands
Conversations with Members by Doris Grinspun – In Focus: RNAO’s next phase

Features include…

  • BPG improves care for 2SLGBTQI+ communities – RNAO’s BPG, titled Promoting 2SLGBTQI+ health equity, addresses the mistreatment 2SLGBTQI+ community members may face when accessing health care. 
  • In the interest of mobilizing – An overview of two new interest groups helping to create culturally safe environments in health care and ignite real change: Indigenous Nurses and Allies Interest Group (INAIG) and Black Nurses Leading Change (BNLC) interest group.
  • An uncertain future – Find out what today’s nursing students, new grads and educators think will prepare tomorrow’s nurses to transition from the classroom to the clinical setting. 
  • Legal column – Knowing your rights and obligations as a retired RN or NP will help make the latter years of life less stressful and uncertain. 
  • RNAO observes first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – RNAO continues to uphold its commitment to reconciliation by hosting a half-day event for staff to come together to reflect on the truth of the residential school system and the need to decolonize workplaces. 
  • Overcoming adversity – RN Homayra Ahmed shares her nursing journey while facing homelessness. 
  • POLICY AT WORK – In this installment: news on how Bill 37 falls short on addressing long-standing issues in long-term care; and the latest on a compensation deal in Canada for Indigenous children and families. 
  • Freedom of choice does not trump individual rights and wellbeing – Retired Sault Area Hospital RN gets back to work – and self – after upsetting run-in over restrictions and respect for personal choice. 
  • BPG Corner: Using emerging technologies to reach new frontiers in evidence-based nursing – AI allows RNAO to capture and share how evidence-based practice results in better outcomes for all. 
  • What nursing means to me – Amidst the chaotic after-effects of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, NP Valerie Rzepka waits on the tarmac to help victims survive and recover.