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The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) congratulates the Ministry of Long Term Care and the Government of Ontario for taking the long overdue steps required to address the needs for Long Term Care (LTC) in this Province. This is a critical time for the future of long term care in this province....

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Let’s Be Clear! – NPAO has released the following statement on evidence-based practice.

As a regulated health profession rooted in science and evidence, Nurse Practitioners acknowledge and deeply appreciate the trust which members of the public place in us. We know our patients look […]

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NPs Against Racism

Since the murder of George Floyd two weeks ago, we have all been witness to the unrest that has ensued. For generations, anti-Black racism has plagued our communities, unjustly criminalizing […]

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Open Letter to The Honourable Christine Elliot

OPEN LETTER April 15, 2020 The Honourable Christine Elliott Deputy Premier and Minister of Health 5th Floor, 777 Bay St.Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Dear Minister Elliott, We are writing to […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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

Hon. Doug FordPremier of OntarioLegislative BuildingQueen’s ParkToronto, ON  M7A Hon. Christine ElliottDeputy Premier & Minister of HealthMinistry of Health5th Floor777 Bay St.Toronto, ON  M7A Dear Premier Ford and […]

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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 […]

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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]. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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