WeRPN released an open letter urging the provincial government take immediate action to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in long-term care (LTC) homes and amongst clients receiving community care.
Ontario is coming together to protect nurses from COVID-19
WeRPN applauds those who have supplied personal protection equipment (PPE) and urges others to do the same.
WeRPN urges industry partners to provide PPE to keep healthcare workers safe
WeRPN released an open letter to industy partners including construction, manufacturing, veteranary services, and dentistry, urging them to contribute existing supplies of PPE
WeRPN joins nursing associations in open letter to government on COVID-19
WeRPN joined the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA-AIIC) and the Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario in urging the government to take steps to ensure nurses have access to the protective equipment they need to safely deliver care throughout COVID-19 pandemic.
“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