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 – Sense of belonging keeps members engaged
Conversations with Members by Doris Grinspun – Tighter measures will help suffocate COVID-19, but is it too little too late? 

Features include…

  • Public health nurses go back-to-school – Six-hundred and twenty-five additional school-focused public health nurses join colleagues to keep students and staff safe during COVID-19.  
  • Building tomorrow – A groundbreaking RNAO/AMS report calls on nurses and patients to become active partners in the design, development and evaluation of AI-powered technologies in health care.
  • Introducing the Black Nurses Task Force – RNAO calls for strategies and solutions to address anti-Black racism in nursing. 
  • BPG corner – Highlights from the BPSO OHT program – Champions come together to share inspiring stories of person- and family-centred care during a global pandemic. 
  • From calm to chaos – Retired advanced practice RN Robin Morash gives up retirement to help during a global pandemic. 
  • Policy at work – In this installment: Ottawa’s Speech from the Throne; Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission; RNAO’s virtual NP knowledge exchange symposium; Ford's fall budget; and RPN scope expansion.  
  • What nursing means to me – In the whirlwind environment of emergency nursing, with its cacophony of noisy monitors, movement, chaos and emotions, I realize COVID-19 has created uncertainty for all of us.