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What are Special Interest Groups?

Special 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 Gerontological Nursing, Independent Business Nursing, Mental Health, Operating Room Nursing, and Wound, Ostomy and Continence. To join, indicate your interest on your membership application or contact WeRPN.


The OR Special Interest Group (Operating Room) actively promotes and supports RPNs 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 WOCSIG (Wound, Ostomy & Continence).


The Mental Health Special Interest Group stands to inspire and teach compassion in nursing with a specific focus on mental health and addictions nursing. The group aims to educate on mental health matters and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

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