About

We are
Practical Nurses.

Founded in 1958, WeRPN is the voice of registered practical nursing in Ontario. There are approximately 45,000 RPNs working in Ontario, playing a vital role in the province’s health care system.

Our mission is to break the walls down, build the person up, and bring the people together to improve patient care. We do this by advancing expertise, driving evidence, advocacy and influence-building, and innovative growth.

We are giving RPNs a voice

We champion the critical role of RPNs by unifying our members, listening carefully to their needs, advocating on their behalf, and telling personal nursing stories in a way that ensures they’re heard.

We are focused on the greater good

Everything we do is for the good of the patient, the health system, and the nursing profession at large. Patient care always comes first.

We are proud professionals

Like the RPNs we represent, we hold ourselves to rigorous and rising standards. We’re smart and knowledgeable. We take pride in ongoing learning and sharing our learning experiences with counterparts at home and around the world.

We are leading the way together

We believe there’s tremendous opportunity to deliver even greater patient care more effectively. Achieving this requires challenging norms – including the myth that any one within the health system is more “important” than others. So even though we stand for our members, our brand is committed to providing excellent patient care in collaboration with our fellow health professionals.