The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN) commends the government’s plan to remove barriers to nursing education by allowing colleges to grant Bachelor of Nursing degrees.
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New Nursing Award Launched
WeRPN together with the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) and Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) have launched the Nursing Now Ontario Awards to celebrate the work of nurses in the province.
Commitment to expand RPN scope of practice
After years of advocacy from WeRPN, we’re thrilled that the Ministry of Health has listened to the feedback from Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and directed the College of Nurses to move forward with important changes to RPN scope of practice by June 2020.
“Nursing is challenging and makes you think.”
“Making a difference with every client.”
“Being an RPN is like being a participant in a patient’s journey.”
Scope of Practice
The College of Nurses is moving forward with important changes to RPN scope of practice by June 2020. Here’s what that means in practice.
Nursing Career Laddering
While the number of RPNs in Ontario continues to grow each year, our province is currently experiencing a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Personal Support Workers (PSWs). Now is the time to expand opportunities for nurses to career ladder to RN.
Building a Health Human Resource Strategy
If we want to continue to build a 21st-century health system, government needs to work with health stakeholders toward a comprehensive and integrated health human resources strategy.
“WeRPN has been wonderful at advocating for the scope, role, and practice of RPNs. They’ve also been very helpful in helping to facilitate conversations.”
Jen Calver, We RPN member