A message from Anne Coghlan:
Instead of a regular issue of The Standard this month, I’d like to use this space to acknowledge you, Ontario’s nurses.
You are responding to this unprecedented event with expertise and compassion. I know you are being asked to do more than ever before. I also know that you have questions about what will happen if you can’t do everything you would usually do, or if you are asked to do things you haven't done before. There are no easy answers; however, I am confident that patients can count on you to use your best professional judgment.
The College of Nurses of Ontario is devoting all of our resources to help support Ontario’s health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our number one priority is to reinstate and register as many nurses as possible — this is the best way we can support the incredibly difficult work that you are doing to keep patients safe.
During these challenging times, we are doing our best to get you the support you need. This includes updating our website with COVID-19 resources and registration information. Please check www.cno.org regularly for the latest information.
These are heartbreaking times. I join all Ontarians in extending my heartfelt gratitude for all you are doing. Please remember to take some time to care for yourself.
Stay safe and stay well.
Anne Coghlan, RN, MScN
Executive Director and CEO