New Nursing Award Launched
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.
Changes to PN registration exam in Ontario
The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) released a statement indicating that it, along with British Columbia, will be seeking to proceed with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, an American company, to develop a new examination for practical nurses in Ontario that would replace the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) currently in use.
Cannabis legalization in Canada
As nurses we are familiar with current practice of controlled substances where medical cannabis is prescribed, but legalization of non-medical cannabis will require nurses to have a greater understanding of our role and the patient implications of non-medical cannabis.