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Declining number of RNs weakens health-care system
Declining number of RNs means a weakened health
care system

More than 1,500 registered nurses (RN) and nursing students have followed the lead of their professional association and emailed letters of concern to Premier Kathleen Wynne, the province’s minister of health, opposition leaders, and opposition health critics about Ontario’s declining ...

Posted: January 9, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Finding a balance between “hard” and “soft” nursing skills
Finding a balance between “hard” and “soft”
nursing skills

Since becoming president of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), I have had the great privilege and opportunity to meet with many nursing colleagues across Ontario and Canada. I have learned from each encounter what works well for nurses, ...

Posted: December 3, 2013|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Volunteer RNs at RNAO see equal parts ‘give’ and ‘get’
Volunteer RNs at RNAO see equal parts ‘give’
and ‘get’

Emily Monaco, Joyce Tsui, Christina Moldovan and Cathie Gernaey are executive network officers (ENO) for their chapters or interest groups within the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). They are among the more than 300 ENOs who play an instrumental ...

Posted: November 19, 2013|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Trauma of SARS helps RN see that nursing is a true calling
Trauma of SARS helps RN see that nursing is a
true calling

Ten years ago, Saverina Sanchez was ready to quit nursing for good. Today, she’s a clinical manager and has her baccalaureate as well as her master’s degree in nursing, all thanks to the strength she was able to build during ...

Posted: October 10, 2013|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Celebrating a decade of evidence-based care
Celebrating a decade of evidence-based care

On the 10th anniversary of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) initiative, nurses share their successes implementing evidence-based guidelines into daily practice. Gordon’s* foot ulcer was just not healing. The toonie-sized wound, located below the ...

Posted: August 7, 2013|Columns, Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Nursing order sets standardize care across sectors, geographical areas
Nursing order sets standardize care across sectors,
geographical areas

For decades, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has been helping nurses provide the best care possible to their patients or clients. RNAO reviews the latest research evidence on nursing interventions that produce the highest quality health outcomes, and ...

Posted: July 4, 2013|Columns, Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Nursing and Medical Peer Leadership in Electronic Medical Record Adoption
Nursing and Medical Peer Leadership in Electronic
Medical Record Adoption

There is no denying that health care and technology are coming together in amazing ways. In my 15-yr nursing career, I have seen paper “SOAP” notes turn into spreadsheets, and notepads into personal digital assistants (PDAs). The information technology (IT) ...

Posted: February 17, 2013|Innovation and Technology|0 comments

Conquering cancer
Conquering cancer

Nurses have a unique role to play in the lives of patients diagnosed with cancer. In the November/December 2012 issue of Registered Nurse Journal, the flagship publication of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), Melissa Di Costanzo looks at ...

Posted: February 4, 2013|Uncategorized|0 comments

Better health through group care
Better health through group care

Nurse practitioners play a vital role in Ontario’s health system. The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has been advocating for greater recognition of the role, and recently celebrated regulatory changes that allow NPs to discharge hospital in-patients within their ...

Posted: November 2, 2012|Columns, Nursing Pulse|0 comments

RN advocates for our tiniest citizens
RN advocates for our tiniest citizens

Leanne Tyler remembers a time when she worked with newborns in northern Ontario who had been exposed to inhalants such as gas while still in the womb. She observed a shift in the 90s, when the drug of choice was ...

Posted: August 7, 2012|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

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