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...

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...

Discovering the link between nursing and healthy policy

Samantha Fox almost became a nursing school drop-out. The 23-year-old was in her second year of nursing at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), completing...

How are the kids doing?

School nurses have an important role to play when identifying children’s mental health issues For Anne*, the bullying began in pre-school in Saskatoon. By the...

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