Today, the Ontario Government announced it would invest $35 million to boost enrollment in nursing education programs for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 cohorts in publicly-assisted colleges and universities across the province. In response, WeRPN issued the following statement
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WeRPN welcomes recommendations from LTC Commission and calls for immediate action
For years, Ontario’s Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) have advocated for changes to long-standing issues plaguing the province’s long-term care (LTC) sector. Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission’s report highlights how pervasive recruitment and retention issues, inconsistent application of infection prevention and control (IPAC) practices, and a lack of clear public health guidance to the sector exacerbated the already dire situation in the province’s long-term care homes.
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“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, WeRPN member