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Career Development

RPNAO offers a wide range of career development services to help focus and enhance your career. Nursing is a lifelong career and nurses gain knowledge throughout their careers. From the new graduate to the late career nurse, RPNAO has the resources you need.

Nurse Profiles
Hear and see video segments of nurses who specialize in different areas, describing what they do and how they got to where they are.

Nursing Promotional Materials
Do you require materials to talk about the nursing profession in a school or community? Just let us know.

Job Search
Search current employment opportunities.
Career Development Services 
Career resourses to help you focus your career aspirations and career development services are available to all RPNAO members. Book an appointment by emailing
Nursing Retention Fund
The Nursing Retention Fund (NRF) is a new initiative announced by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care; purpose of this fund is to secure nursing jobs in Ontario Public Hospitals in circumstances where approved service change may otherwise trigger layoffs or reduction in nursing hours. Click here for more information.
Best Practice Guidelines
The purpose of this multi-year program is to support Ontario Nurses by providing them with Best Practice Guidelines for client care. There are currently 31 published guidelines as well as a Toolkit and Educator's Resource to support implementation. Some publications are available in French, with additional guidelines translated on an ongoing basis. Click here for more information.