Celebrating 60 years [1958-2018]

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PN registration exam changes


Changes to the PN registration exam in Ontario.


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RPNAO 60th Annual General Meeting & Conference 2018


October 25 & 26, 2018 - Huntsville, Ontario


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Blog - RPNAO On Nursing


Don't be distracted by intra-professional squabbling.


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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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Jul. 29, 2018


09 Oct

Cannabis Legalization in Canada

On October 17 2018, the Cannabis Act comes into effect across Canada. As nurses... Read more

09 Oct

Making a Difference - The Power of a Pledge

Guest Columnist Jocelyn Bennett, RN, MScN, AMS Phoenix Program DirectorFor most... Read more


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

Membership Application for RPNs, students and organizations


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22 Sep

Occ Health & Safety Management - 8 week course

  • Sep 22, 18

OOHNA is offering its course Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and... Read more

16 Nov

New Grad Day - Finding that First Job Workshop - November 16th, 2018

  • Nov 16, 18

New grad workshops at RPNAONo matter what stage you may be at in your practical... Read more

14 Nov

Change Day Ontario: The Difference is You!

  • Nov 14, 18

RPNAO is excited to announce that we are a partner with Health Quality Ontario... Read more

09 Jul

RPNAO Leadership Education

  • Jul 09, 18

Event Date and Time:July 9, 2018   Part OneJuly 9, 2018   ... Read more