For the past several years, WeRPN has been a strong advocate for modernizing the existing regulatory framework governing RPN scope of practice to deliver improved access to timely care and better reflect current RPN knowledge and experience. Today, we are one step closer to realizing this important goal. This morning, the College of Nurses of Ontario approved a motion to bring forward a new regulation that would enable RPNs to initiate four procedures that RPNs perform regularly.
At a time when we are seeing growing pressures in our health system, it is essential that we make sure all health professionals are putting their education and experience to best use to ensure patients receive the excellent care they deserve. These changes will mean Ontarians, particularly those in rural and remote communities, will have better access to safe, quality care and ensure that concerns can be addressed quickly to avoid conditions worsening. We applaud the CNO decision and look forward to continuing to work with our nursing partners to realize these changes and ensure Ontarians receive the best care possible.
Read our recent letter to CNO about Scope of Practice Changes