Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Registered Nurse Journal

Registered Nurse Journal is now RNJ digital.

Visit 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 for back issues of the print publication, dating to early 2018.

RNJ is a benefit of membership with RNAO, which means visitors must be registered with to enjoy all of the content on the new platform. Once you’ve signed in, be sure to tell us what you think by responding to three quick questions using the "feedback" link in the footer of each page.

To inquire about opportunities to become involved in your RNJ, click on the "submission guidelines" link in the footer, contact, or call 416-599-1925/1-800-268-7199 ext. 233. 

The latest...

Immediate Past President’s View by Angela Cooper Brathwaite – Leading from the boardroom
President’s View by Morgan Hoffarth – Pride, excitement mark start of presidency in uncertain times
Conversations with Members by Doris Grinspun – A tale of two pandemics

Features include…

  • Virtual successRNAO marks ‘first’ in association history as members attend online annual meeting. 
  • First Canadian RN to die from COVID The nursing profession lost one of its own this spring when 57-year old London long-term care RN Brian Beattie died from COVID-19.
  • All talk, no action After decades of advocacy on behalf of the residents in long-term care, RNAO says COVID-19 shows the need for swift actionvels.
  • A gesture of thanks Ontarians and others around the world offer thanks to frontline workers through an innovative, RNAO-led social media campaign.
  • Nursing Week 2020 Year of the Nurse celebrations continue despite COVID-19.
  • Bridging culture and careFor three decades as a public health RN, Betty Wu-Lawrence has given back to the community through knowledge and understanding.   
  • What nursing means to me Mental health RN Jordan Gross tackles anxiety due to COVID-19 by consciously switching the lens through which he sees the dangerous disease.