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Join the dynamic team at WeRPN and help us support Ontario RPNs to improve health outcomes and deliver the best possible care to patients, residents and clients.

The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN) is a not-for-profit professional association founded in 1958. WeRPN is the voice of registered practical nursing in Ontario and there are approximately 50,000 RPNs working in Ontario, playing a vital role in the province’s health care system. WeRPN’s role is to provide advocacy and member services in support of a quality health care system and the appropriate utilization of RPNs within that system.

We thank you for your interest in working for WeRPN.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Current Opportunities


May 25, 2021

Position Title

Professional Practice Associate

Reports To

Professional Practice Coordinator


Mississauga, ON (ability to work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19)

Job Term

Full-time, Permanent

Start Date

As soon as possible


The Professional Practice Associate works under the direction of the Professional Practice Coordinator to promote WeRPN retention and recruitment efforts in collaboration with members of the professional practice team. Accountabilities align with WeRPN strategic goals, including career related accountabilities focused on presenting practical nursing as a career choice in a variety of forums with presentations at all levels of education, employer consultation, job career fairs and conferences, in addition to providing individual career support to RPNs, PN students and others. Project coordination accountabilities support strategic direction in relation to professional development as assigned by the Professional Practice Coordinator.

To facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of the WeRPN outreach programs, services and projects. To engage in projects related to nursing and professional practice. To support nursing practice research for members and other stakeholders.


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to program, project and career development plan; preparing and completing action plans; identifying trends; determining improvements; implementing change in order to meet the operational objectives and strategic goals of the organization.
  • Responsible for responding to inquiries from Registered Practical Nurses, practical nurse students and other individuals and to provide assistance and advice regarding practical nurse related career and/or practice issues using a variety of resources that demonstrates evidence based outcomes.
  • Contributes to preparing, updating and presenting career /professional practice presentations and resources for a variety of audiences.
  • Supports career development, education and research programs. Contributes to the development, implementation and resources. Contributes to a variety of formats for eLearning programs, literature and communication materials in collaboration with the Professional Practice Coordinator and Director, Professional Practice. Manages the data collection, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of professional practice programs and accountable to provide regular data/feedback on the functioning and success of the programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining data integrity of Professional Development resources by reviewing and updating existing resources as required or at minimum annually.
  • Contributes to program resource development and program facilitation that includes individual and collaborative presentations with external stakeholders, career fairs, conferences and other professional practice initiatives.
  • Responsible for representing the Association and presenting to RPNs, practical nursing students, as well as promoting the profession to students and the public at employment fairs and conferences using available resources (i.e. booth, literature, videos, social media).
  • Attends meetings as a representative of WeRPN.
  • Works in a safe manner; follows policies and procedures


  • Registered Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurses preferred
  • Baccalaureate degree  (nursing or non-nursing) or equivalent experience
  • Active member of the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing and of their professional association (WeRPN, RNAO or CNA)
  • Minimum of 2 (two) years’ experience in a nursing role
  • Comprehensive knowledge of practice settings available for RPNs
  • Clear understanding of the role of the RPN in Ontario
  • Enthusiasm about the profession of practical nursing
  • Well-developed interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Collaborative skills to work closely with the professional practice team to create and support education, research and career development (resume writing, interview skills and job search techniques) programs
  • Monitors and interprets relevant changes in standards, legislation and scope of practice as it pertains to the practice of nursing and the impact for RPNs/the organization to develop the effective planning and implementation strategies
  • Excellent verbal, written and active listening communication skills required, French an asset
  • Diplomacy with communication skills essential when supporting individuals seeking professional consultation


June 9, 2021

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter (saved as one PDF document) to Please include your salary expectations for this role in your email.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


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