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’...

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...

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...

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...

Annual meeting of nurses: A grand event

In April, about 650 RNs and nursing students attended the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) annual general meeting (AGM). There was praise and...

Nurses meet with politicians in the community, and at work

For the last 14 years, registered nurses (RN) have visited Queen’s Park to meet one-on-one with MPPs and cabinet ministers. Dubbed Queen’s Park Day...

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,...

Bullying is alive and well in nursing

This past fall, the terrible issue of bullying was front and centre once again. The story of Amanda Todd and her cry for help,...

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...

A last resort: Alternatives to restraint use improve safety and quality of life

Laura Wagner first used a restraint in the mid-90s, when she was a nursing student. She admits being unaware of the potential for injury...

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