Were you unable to attend our Role Clarity Symposium last Fall? Do you have questions about role clarity or want to join the discussion about our Synergies report? RPNAO is hosting another Role Clarity Symposium! Review the details below for agenda and registration information. NEW: We're hosting remote access to this important workshop! Details to follow.


What is Role Clarity?

Despite the fact that Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) make up more than a quarter of Ontario's nursing workforce, a newly released report reveals that there is a significant lack of understanding among nurses, nursing leaders and educators in terms of the role of the RPN or how they can be best utilized.

"We knew there were role clarity issues affecting RPNs but even we were shocked by the degree to which this entire category of nurses continues to be misunderstood," said Dianne Martin, Executive Director of the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario, which led the report. "Not only does this confusion translate into stress for the RPNs who are being improperly utilized, but it can contribute to inefficient health care teams and sub-optimal patient outcomes."

The report, titled, It's all about synergies: Understanding the role of the RPN in Ontario's health care system, highlights the rampant confusion about the role of the RPN. For its research, RPNAO surveyed nurses of all categories and sectors from across Ontario. The resulting report serves as a roadmap that nurses, nurse employers and nurse educators can use to improve their understanding of the scope and appropriate engagement of the RPN role in Ontario's health care system.


About the Symposium

RPNAO is pleased to announce two opportunities to attend a Role Clarity Symposium. Facilitated by Dr. Sara Lankshear and Dr. Janet Rush, this event will be held two ways:

A full day session that provides education focused on this research that will assist RPNs and RNs in leadership, decision making and education roles to gain a better understanding of appropriate utilization of the RPN role. As well how to apply the resources developed to support you in achieving role clarity.

RPNAO will be holding two half day sessions. that will focus on the research and provide you with a broad overview of the resources.


Agenda

  Option A - Full Day March 16,2014 Option B - Half Day March 30,2014
Description Full day session will allow participants to have access to results of the Role Clarity Report; key learnings, overview of the resources, and engage in dialogue with other participants. In addtion to the ability to have time to "try on" some of the selected resources included in the Role Clarity report. For remote access participants and / or those that are not able to invest in an entire day / prefer half day session. Participants will have access to results of the Role Clarity Report; key learnings, overview of the resources, and engage in dialogue with other participants.
Timing 0900 – 1500 0900 – 1200 OR 1300 – 1600
Agenda
  1. Overview of the role clarity project and results of the provincial consultation.
  2. An examination of the vital role of leadership in navigating role and scope of practice issues.
  3. Practical strategies – where to start, getting impact!
  4. Oppertunities for dilogue.
  1. Overview of the role clarity project and results of the provincial consultation.
  2. An examination of the vital role of leadership in navigating role and scope of practice issues.
  3. Practical strategies – where to start, getting impact!
  4. Oppertunities for dilogue.
Agenda

Practical Application of Resources
Participants will have an oppertunity to utilize the resources includes in the Report – determine strategies for application in their own practice setting.

 

When and Where

Option A - Full Day March 16, 2015 Option B - Half Day March 30, 2015
When: 0900 - 1500 (lunch & refreshments provided) When: 0900 - 1200 OR 1300 - 1600

Where:

Centre for Health & Safety Innovation (CHSI)
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 0A1
Room TBA

URL for remote access will be provided.

For directions or details on CHSI please visit their website: www.tchsi.ca


Pricing and Registration

Full Day RPNAO/RNAO MEMBER
357.50 + HST
TOTAL 403.98
NON-MEMBER
464.75 + HST
TOTAL 525.17
Half Day RPNAO/RNAO MEMBER
275.00 + HST
TOTAL 310.75
NON-MEMBER
357.50 + HST
TOTAL 403.98
Remote Access RPNAO/RNAO MEMBER
100.00 + HST
TOTAL 113.00
NON-MEMBER
130.00 + HST
TOTAL 146.90

To register, please visit our e-Shop and choosing either Option A (full day), or Option B (half day), or Option C (remote access, half day).

For inquiries (including interest in registering for Remote Access), please contact Holly Smither or Beth McCracken.