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.
WeRPN statement in response to launch of Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission
The Ministry of Long Term Care announced the launch of an Independent Commission, led by Associate Chief Justice Frank N. Marrocco, Angela Coke and Dr. Jack Kitts to examine how COVID-19 spread within long-term care homes, the impact on residents, staff, and families, and the overall response by the province and other parties to prevent, isolate and contain the virus. In response, WeRPN has issued the following statement.
Military Report Highlights Longstanding Issues with Ontario’s Long Term Care System
The report released by the Canadian Armed Forces regarding the conditions in five Ontario long term care (LTC) facilities calls attention to issues that nurses have been raising alarm about for years. Read our response
WeRPN responds to Ontario Government Commitment to Launch Independent Commission into Long-Term Care
Today the Ontario government announced that it plans to launch an independent commission into Ontario's long-term care system beginning in September. Read our statement from WeRPN CEO Dianne Martin
“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