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...

President’s View by Morgan Hoffarth – Connecting with members
Conversations with Members by Doris Grinspun – COVID-19: Getting it right

Features include…

  • More hours of care – Residents in long-term care make their case for more care through a unique social media campaign called #4hours4seniors.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine: A game changer –  Noted pediatric infectious disease specialist Cora Constantinescu says nurses play a key role when it comes to conversations with patients about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • On the streets during COVID-19 – RNs and NPs in Toronto and Ottawa share insights on caring for people experiencing homelessness.
  • A call for more NPs with expanded scope – NPs are an integral part of Ontario’s health system, which is why increasing their numbers and expanding their scope of practice means more people will benefit from their expert care. Read about these and other recommendations in RNAO’s NP Task Force Vision for Tomorrow report.
  • New grad RN discovers her calling – Toronto RN Clarice Shen reflects on the experience of caring for Canada’s first COVID-19 patient.
  • Nurses participate in biweekly heart-to-heart sharing session – NPs, RNs, RPNs and nursing students across Ontario share how they’re feeling during COVID-19.
  • BPG corner: A champions character – In her own words, Ashley McLellan shares how she mobilized
    colleagues at her hospital to champion best practices and their success in reducing incidents of pressure injuries.
  • Fall Tour: Connecting with members – COVID-19 meant RNAO’s 2020 Fall Tour took place virtually. Read up on the chapters/regions President Morgan Hoffarth and CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun connected with via Zoom. 
  • RNAO's 21st annual Queen's Park Day goes virtual – The premier of Ontario, minister of health and leaders of the NDP, Liberal party and Green party thanked members for their incredible work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear other topics brought up by the leaders and the questions nurses had about key health issues.
  • Policy at work – Read about RNAO’s Ontario budget recommendations, a roundup of Queen’s Park on the Road visits and the action nurses say is needed when it comes to the vaccine rollout.
  • What nursing means to me – RN Pamela Lagrange recounts how a shift she worked years ago on Christmas Eve became a defining moment in her nursing career.