June 2016

Leading the way for safe nursing: 2015 annual report

As Ontario’s regulator of the nursing profession, our focus is firmly on the public’s safety. Nurses are committed to providing safe care, and recent surveys show that Ontarians trust them to do so.

Read the College’s 2015 Annual Report to see what we’re doing to ensure Ontarians receive safe nursing care. In it, we share what we did to improve public safety in 2015, including:

  • asking Ontarians what they need to know to make informed decisions about health care providers, which resulted in the College making available to the public more information about nurses

  • being the public’s voice on several issues, such as sharing our expertise with government on what can be done to prevent privacy breaches and the sexual abuse of patients, and holding nurses accountable for maintaining the confidentiality of patient information

  • implementing a new exam for those applying to become Registered Nurses (RNs)

  • helping nurses understand what they need to do to work safely in the ever-changing health care environment

  • working to ensure both new and experienced nurses have the skills, knowledge and judgment to provide safe nursing care

  • improving our processes, including those related to approving nursing education programs and nurses working across borders.

Our decisions and daily activities are guided by our commitment to continue to meet the public’s expectations and maintain their confidence in nurses.

Go to the 2015 Annual Report to read more about how we’re working to fulfil our mandate of protecting the public.

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