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Posted: May 13th, 2015

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, has published Nursing Week greetings for you and your nursing colleagues. If you haven’t already viewed the greetings on the Ministry’s website, you can read it here in English or French

Posted: May 6th, 2015

Happy Nursing Week 2015 from RPNAO!

On behalf of the team at RPNAO, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our nursing colleagues throughout Canada a very happy Nursing Week.

Posted: April 29th, 2015

2015 Ontario Budget heavy on infrastructure, light on health care

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 23, 2015 – While the Ontario Government has been promising to transform the health care system into one that puts the needs of patients at its centre, the 2015 Budget fails to deliver in a number of critical areas.

Posted: February 3rd, 2015

News Release:

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 2, 2015 – The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) is encouraged by a number of the priorities highlighted in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s new Action Plan for Health Care.

Posted: January 23rd, 2015

Is the cold winter weather getting you down? Do you need a fun evening out with friends? Come out to support the Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO) Zumba Party fundraiser on January 31st, 2015.

Posted: December 17th, 2014

The Ontario Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety has issued its third update, reporting on progress achieved over the last year as it continues to implement its three-year Action Plan to Address Abuse and Neglect in Long-Term Care Homes. The new report, Strengthening Leadership, Knowledge and Quality to Improve Care and Safety of Residents in Long-Term Care Homes, highlights the significant achievements and new initiatives carried out by the Task Force and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to support quality of life for Ontario’s 77,000 long-term care residents. OLTCA is a member of the task force and contributed to the report.

Posted: December 1st, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who have received the 2014 Education Trust Fund Bursary Award:

Janice Dryburgh - Fanshawe College
Alanna Piksiades - Confederation College
Daniel Jeffrey Mousseau - Mohawk College
Jessica Marie Frohlich - Conestoga College
Shannon Katheleen McLean - Georgian College
Burcu Digdem Iltan - Fanshawe College
Bok Seon Park - George Brown College
Brittany Spurr - Fleming College
Karli Ideso - Fanshawe College
Kimberly Smith - Georgian College

Posted: October 27th, 2014

Attention RPNs working in Endoscopy and/or Colonoscopy:

The Quality Management Partnership is currently embarking on in-person and web-based consultations to inform the Phase 2 Report that will be submitted to the Ministry in March 2015. As part of this consultation process, we would like you to join us for a 90-minute facilitated in-person consultation on the proposed design of a provincial quality management program for colonoscopy.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) today announced the appointment of Anne McKenzie as the organization's new president. McKenzie, who takes over for outgoing President Brenda Mundy, was sworn in at the association's Annual General Meeting & Conference earlier today... more