RN prescribing: What happened, what’s next?

In May 2017, the Ontario government changed the Nursing Act to permit RNs to prescribe medications and communicate a diagnosis for the purpose of prescribing.

RNs are not yet authorized to perform these activities; however, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has asked the College to begin the work needed to enable RN prescribing and ensure these services can be delivered safely and competently as soon as possible.

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It’s time to get ready for renewal

Annual Membership Renewal (AMR) will open this fall. Here’s what you need to know to ensure you are able to renew your registration by the December 31 deadline.

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Safeguarding personal health information

Privacy, and the protection of personal health information, is an essential element of client care and the therapeutic nurse-client relationship. To strengthen the protection of personal health information, the Ontario government has amended regulations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004.

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Understanding Practice Support

Have you ever wondered how we develop our Practice Support resources? To help explain the process, we developed this model. 

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New information for NPs

Learn more about programs NPs can complete to meet the controlled substances education requirement, and a training course to strengthen the knowledge base for the new service of medical assistance in dying (MAiD).



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