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Posted: March 10, 2014

MISSISSAUGA, March 10, 2014 – The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) congratulates Angela Verrier on her appointment as President-Elect of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

Posted: March 6, 2014

RPNAO calls for innovative leadership in the face of misleading media coverage

You may have already seen some of the dramatic headlines here in Ontario and around the world recently:

Posted: January 13, 2014

Since November 2013, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has received a number of reports of flu illness among young and middle-aged adults caused by influenza H1N1 which is the dominating strain circulating this flu season. Although the number of flu cases being reported is not unusual, as in other flu seasons, authorities are reporting severe illness resulting in hospitalization, and some deaths due to H1N1.

Posted: January 7, 2014

In April 2013, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the provincial government would work with the College of Nurses of Ontario to expand the nursing scope of practice to allow nurses to dispense drugs in specific circumstances for the purpose of improving access to care for people across the province.

Posted: December 11, 2013

RPNAO is pleased to announce special education funding for RPNs working in Primary Care settings.

Posted: December 5, 2013

Lambton College is now affiliated with the de Souza Institute to offer the RPN Oncology Graduate Certificate.

Designed for RPNs who aspire to the oncology nursing scope of practice, the affiliation agreement will allow health care professionals to obtain the specialized skills needed to guide and help cancer patients throughout their journey through one of the country’s most credible sources of oncology training.

Courses will be available as early as January 2014. Registration for this program begins December 9 for the winter semester. For more information, please visit