Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Incentive program has its perks

RNAO is in the midst of membership season, which means home office staff is working hard to inform RNs of the benefits that come with joining the province’s professional nursing association. Perks include: liability protection, professional development through conferences and institutes, access to BPGs, political advocacy opportunities through rallies, meetings with MPPs and events at Queen’s Park, career development assistance, networking events, and so much more.

But did you know the association’s 35,000-plus members also play a critical role when it comes to recruiting more RNs? In fact, RNAO has created a recruitment incentive program just for members. It’s called Get 7. Through this initiative, members who recruit seven new RN members get their next year’s membership free. And you don’t need to recruit seven colleagues to benefit. For every RN you sign up as a new RNAO member, you earn a $20 RNAO gift certificate that can be applied toward future membership fees or RNAO conferences and workshops. For every undergraduate nursing student you recruit, you will earn $5 to spend at RNAO.

This year, 140 members recruited 82 RNs and 627 students. One member, Katherine Ross, brought 11 new RN members on board. And Ross isn’t the only star recruiter. The following eight RNs helped to swell RNAO’s ranks by getting over 200 students to sign up: Angela Apresto recruited 76 students; Nicole Landgraff recruited 65 students; Janet Hunt recruited 54; Carrie Bullard, Lisa Richter and Catherine Mayers recruited 32 each; Elizabeth McCrudden recruited 30; and Daphne Kong recruited 27.

Combined, these nurses received over $4,000 in gift certificates.

Congratulations to our star recruiters, who help to ensure there are more nurses speaking out for their profession, and for health.

To learn more about RNAO’s recruitment rewards program, visit