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Real Nursing, Real Health Care - For a better Ontario

We know just the person who can improve health care. You.

Change Day Ontario is coming!

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RPNAO 59th Annual AGM & Conference 2017

September 28 & 29, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario

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Medical Assistance in Dying



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Nursing Education Initiative

Continuing Education Grants for Ontario's Nurses

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Professionals, first and foremost. All nurses are knowledge based professionals.

In Ontario, RPNs are community college graduates. After graduation, they write a national certification examination. Once they successfully complete this exam, they are registered to practice as a nurse by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). All nurses must renew their CNO registration annually, maintaining up-to-date skills and knowledge of current practices, to preserve their professional standing.

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28 Jun

Practical nursing: a destination, not a way point

Given my role, and the fact that I have a daughter who is  a nurse, you... Read more

28 Jun

Let's not let the vocal minority devalue the contributions of RPNs

There’s been a lot of noise and hyperbole from certain corners of the nursing... Read more

Join RPNAO - be part of the voice for RPNs in Ontario!

Membership Application for RPNs, students and organizations

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15 Nov

New Grad Day - Finding that First Job Workshop - Wed, Nov 15, 2017

  • Nov 15, 17

Join us for a specially designed workshop for newly graduated or recently... Read more

04 Aug

Change Day Ontario: The Difference is You!

  • Aug 04, 17

RPNAO is excited to announce that, with the unanimous endorsement of our Board... Read more

04 Sep

Advanced Ostomy Care and Management - Sept 4 - Nov 12 - ONLINE

  • Sep 04, 17

Advanced Ostomy Care and ManagementSeptember 4 – November 12, 2017... Read more

20 Jul

CATIE Forum 2017 - Transforming our practice: New knowledge, new strategies

  • Jul 20, 17

CATIE is hosting its national, bilingual forum November 23 and 24, 2017. Our... Read more