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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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FAQs about X-rays & Ultrasounds

  When did NPs gain the authority to order x-rays and ultrasounds? On April 27, 2018, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) announced to all NPs in the province that restrictions related to NPs ordering x-rays (except CT Scans) and ultrasounds were removed.   Did NPAO communicate about this change? Yes, NPAO...

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A Big Win for Ontarians! NPAO Welcomes Two New NP-Led Clinics

We are happy to announce that as part of the 2017-18 Inter-professional Expansion, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has announced two new NPLCs! We welcome Parry Sound and White River NPLCs with a lot of joy and applaud the Ministry’s decision to further its investments in the NPLC model.  Nurse Practitioner...

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Northern Ontario Health Equity Strategy

People living in the North face persistent barriers to enjoying good health and accessing quality health care services. Produced in partnership with Northern leaders, the Northern Ontario Health Equity Strategy gathers the passion and determination of diverse and resilient people to address and dismantle the barriers they face. Developed in the North, by...

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Nurse Practitioner Hoda Mankal Speaks to CBC producer Alan Neal about Mandating Drug Cost Transparency in the Electronic Medical Record

To listen to this interview, please click the on the player below:

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CBC: Nurse practitioners not always compensated for providing medical assistance in dying

The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario says some of its members are helping to provide their patients with medically assisted deaths without compensation. It wasn’t until April of 2017 that nurse practitioners (NPs) in Ontario could prescribe the controlled substances used for medical assistance in dying (MAID). Since then about 40 NPs across the province have...

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NPAO 2018 Election Platform

About NPAO  The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) is the professional voice for Nurse Practitioners in Ontario. Formed in 1973, NPAO has been active in policy development, advocacy, awareness, professional development and knowledge dissemination for than 45 years. NPAO speaks on behalf of more than 3,300 NPs in the Province. NPAO works...

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