As my term as RPNAO president draws to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation to everyone who has been so kind and supportive to me over the past two years. Serving as president of this wonderful association has been one of the highlights of a long and fulfilling career in nursing and I will always look back on this period with fond memories.

Having the privilege of leading the board of RPNAO during this time has given me a newfound appreciation for the great work this organization does. It’s also granted me a front-row seat to witness so much that is happening in nursing and within health care right now in this province. From the bedside to the hallways of Queen’s Park and everywhere in between, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to observe and participate in many of the events, discussions, issues and developments that are impacting the world of practical nursing. It has been an amazing and eye-opening experience.

I would like to extend my warmest thoughts and wishes to my successor and friend Linda Keirl, who will have the honour of serving as RPNAO’s twenty-fifth president when her term begins at our Annual General Meeting & Conference in late October. Linda is an exemplary nurse and an exceptional human being and I can assure you that the board will be in very capable hands.

In closing, it has been a real honour to have served as the association’s president. I wish that every RPN had the opportunity to experience this unique vantage point. I can tell you from my personal experience that the things you would experience and the insights you would gain would have a tremendous impact on you.

Thank you once again to everyone, including our members, my fellow board members, the entire team at RPNAO and RPNAO’s CEO Dianne Martin. This has truly been a wonderful experience.


Maxwell Hamlyn
President, BOD, RPNAO

Category: Messages from the PresidentDate: Tuesday, October 9, 2018