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What are Specialty Interest Groups?

Specialty Interest Groups (SIG) provide professional development and networking opportunities for nurses in a variety of practice areas. Membership in a SIG can help you maintain excellence and competency through specific professional development programs while also helping to form a collective voice.

SIGs currently span Leadership, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Gerontological Nursing, Independent Business Nursing, Operating Room Nursing, Palliative Care, as well as Wound, Ostomy and Continence. To join – indicate your interest on your membership application, or contact the office.


The OR Specialty Interest Group (Operating Room) actively promotes and supports the RPN in the OR setting by providing continuing professional education through conferences, workshops and newsletters.


IB SIG (Independent Business) and its members strive to build a ‘gold standard’ of nursing practice in their individual (and non-traditional) nursing based businesses through education and collaboration.


The mission of GNAO (Gerontological Nurses) is to make a positive difference in the lives of older people and the nurses who care for them.


The PCSIG (Palliative Care) aims to enhance palliative care in Ontario by providing advocacy, education, support, and networking that reflects the roles and competencies of today’s RPNs working with all age groups and across all sectors.

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