Our province is facing a health human resources (HHR) crisis and meaningful action is needed to recruit and retain nurses to meet the growing needs of Ontario patients. WeRPN welcomes the government’s commitment to growing Ontario’s nursing workforce by increasing the number of spaces in all nursing programs and developing innovative and streamlined approaches to educating nurses faster.
WeRPN raises alarm about plan to allow nurses to work outside scope of practice
WeRPN is raising the alarm about the government’s recently announced plans to allow nurses and other healthcare professionals to work outside their regular responsibilities, in an effort to address staffing challenges in hospitals.
WeRPN deeply concerned about expansion of for-profit care in Ontario
WeRPN is deeply concerned about the impact of normalizing the use of for-profit care in Ontario. While we recognize the importance of addressing surgical backlogs, Ontario RPNs believe leveraging for-profit businesses to deliver care is the wrong approach and will result in higher costs and substandard care for Ontarians while further worsening the province’s nursing shortage.
Open letter to the Premier and Minister of Health on Appeal of Bill 124
As the professional voice of over 60,000 Ontario nurses, WeRPN is urging the government not to appeal the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's decision re. Bill 124.
“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