2023 Nursing Now Ontario Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Nursing
Nominations are open for the 2023 Nursing Now Ontario Awards. The Awards provide an opportunity to showcase nursing excellence and celebrate exceptional individuals for their contributions to Ontarians and our health system. The awards recognize a registered practical nurse (RPN), a registered nurse (RN) and a nurse practitioner (NP) who demonstrate the qualities of an exceptional nurse — high professional standards, superior clinical skills and a compassionate practice.
Nursing Now Ontario Awards nominations now open
COVID-19 has shown us the tireless and selfless work nurses do every day caring for Ontarians during a global pandemic. That’s why we have joined our nursing partners to celebrate the knowledge and compassion nurses deliver to people across the province through the Nursing Now Ontario Awards.
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.
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.
WeRPN welcomes Recommendations on Resident Safety
The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) is committed to supporting excellence in healthcare. Today, RPNAO was very encouraged by the release of the Long Term Care Home Public Inquiry Final Report and the recommended actions put forward by Commissioner Gillese.
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.
A time for change in Ontario’s Long-Term Care system
The Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System has a mandate is to inquire into the circumstances that allowed Elizabeth Wettlaufer, a former Registered Nurse, to commit eight murders, four attempted murders, and two aggravated assaults while working in Ontario’s long-term care homes.