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.
Ontario’s nurses are facing unprecedented levels of stress
Dr. Andrew Jameton, the University of Nebraska professor who literally wrote the book on professional nursing with his Nursing Practice: The Ethical Issues in 1984, was one of the first to recognize the problem of moral distress among professional nurses.
Gillese report highlights gaps in care
In this op-ed for the Toronto Sun, Dianne Martin highlights how the Long-Term Care Inquiry has shone a much-needed spotlight onto some of the gaps in our health system.
“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