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Research

RPNAO is currently participating in several research activities.
Related to this research, RPNAO is developing dissemination strategies to communicate what this will mean for those nurses currently practicing and those who will practice in the future.

RPNAO 2012 Literature Review

For more information on current research projects please contact Dianne Martin, RPN, RN, BScN

Retention and Recruitment Research

RPNAO identified ongoing challenges related to the limited amount of the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) related research and the interpretation of available nursing research that supports sustainable decision making process specific to RPN. This limited knowledge continues to results in the role (utilization) of the RPN to remain largely misunderstood by peers, health care administrators and the public. Read More

Retaining RPNs: Impact on Quality Care - Final Report (Nov.19, 2012)