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Success Stories

  • Entry to Practice - successfully advocated to upgrade RPNs entry to practice to diploma level from an approved Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology beginning 2005
  • Successfully advocated for the updating of legislation to recognize the current RPN name and scope of practice
  • Established RPN Day
  • RPN representation at the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Implemented a year-long radio campaign on CFRB 1010 AM promoting issues concerning RPNs and the RPN profession including live phone-in talk shows
  • Guest on television to radio
  • Recruitment and Retention initiatives such as a new display, collaboratively developed recruitment package for students of all ages to consider nursing as a career choice and to enter the profession, province-wide trade shows, employer and college presentations
  • Successfully lobbied for the lifting of admission caps in Ontario's Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology so more RPNs could enter the profession
  • Successfully advocated for Foot Care in the basic Practical Nurse program
  • Supported the creation of a union that solely represents the RPN profession
  • Regular correspondence and meetings with the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the Associate Minister of Health and senior staff
  • Assisted employers to expand RPN role
  • Implemented a public relations campaign aimed at employers and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) advocating the RPN role
  • Recognition Awards for RPNs - President's Award, Student Awards, Employer's Award