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.
|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|
Practical Application of Resources
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|
Centre for Health & Safety Innovation (CHSI)
|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
464.75 + HST
|Half Day||RPNAO/RNAO MEMBER
275.00 + HST
357.50 + HST
|Remote Access||RPNAO/RNAO MEMBER
100.00 + HST
130.00 + HST