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NPAO Statement on Personal Protective Equipment and Covid 19

We recognize there is a current shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare providers. Given this, we know we have community transmission and frontline healthcare workers have tested positive. We also hearing that some employers are requiring recently travelled providers to return to work without the recommended 14 day period of self-isolation...

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Fully Utilizing Nurse Practitioners in Response to COVID-19

March 20, 2020 Ontario is facing an unprecedented need for effectively trained health professionals to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are hearing from all parts of the health system that current self quarantine measures, combined with child care concerns due to closed schools, are causing shortages of trained HHR across the system,...

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CNA, NPAO, WeRPN Letter to Premier Ford & Minister Elliott

Hon. Doug FordPremier of OntarioLegislative BuildingQueen’s ParkToronto, ON  M7A 1A1premier@ontario.ca Hon. Christine ElliottDeputy Premier & Minister of HealthMinistry of Health5th Floor777 Bay St.Toronto, ON  M7A 2J3christine.elliott@pc.ola.org Dear Premier Ford and Minister Elliott: Re: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic In light of the rapidly escalating situation both globally and in our country, we know...

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Position Statement on the Role of Nurse Practitioners in the development of Ontario Health Teams

February 2020 Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) represent a significant opportunity to re-design Ontario’s health care system. OHTs enable health professionals across sectors to work collectively within their local community to ensure patients receive seamless and coordinated care, with information shared across the network.  As the first wave of OHTs begin, focus has shifted...

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NPLC Overview

First established in 2007, Ontario’s Nurse Practitioner Led Clinics [NPLCs] are innovative non- profit primary care teams where Nurse Practitioners [NP] are the Most Responsible Primary Care Provider [NP MRP]. With care, access and quality outcomes that exceed provincial standards in a fiscally responsible manner, NPLCs represent opportunities to improve healthcare system function...

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Position Statement on RN Prescribing (November 14, 2019)

NPAO has submitted a statement to the Health Workforce Regulatory Oversight Branch regarding RN Prescribing.

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Call for Applicants

Join Our Team! The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario is looking for a new board member to join our dynamic team! As a volunteer board director, you will have the opportunity to:  develop or refine your leadership and board governance skills learn about the challenges and resources of government relations  be a representative for...

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Canadian Nurses Association and Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario release joint statement on province’s plan to create health-care ‘super agency’

The Ontario government has announced its plan to create Ontario Health, a large publicly funded health-care agency that will consolidate the province’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks and six other health agencies. The province claims the move will end hallway health care, improve collaboration and focus more sharply on meeting patient needs. Mike...

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Nurse practitioners call on province for change to their profession

CEO of Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario in Sudbury to hear concerns Nurse practitioners have been a part of the healthcare system in Ontario for several decades, yet they say they still face barriers in their ability to provide complete care to their patients. A nurse practitioner has more advanced education than a...

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The NPAO Welcomes Claudia Mariano as the new Manager of Practice & Policy

The NPAO is very excited to have Claudia join our team.  Claudia is coming in as Manager of Practice and Policy and will lead pivotal membership projects including MAiD, The NPLCA, and our newest project, NPs in private practice.  We look forward to the significant leaderships she brings to the team and of...

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