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Nurses Week Contest | Enter to win a ticket to the Wounds Canada National Hybrid Conference

Celebrate Nurses Week by showcasing your invaluable contributions to wound care health for a chance to win a ticket to the Wounds Canada National Hybrid Conference, October 17-19, 2024! Share […]

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NPAO Commends Homeless Health Peel for its Nurse-led Primary Care Initiative

TORONTO (March 28, 2024) The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (NPAO) commends Homeless Health Peel (HHP) for its success in securing funding from the Government of Ontario to support a […]

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The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (NPAO), as the representative body of over 5000 Nurse Practitioners (NPs), applauds the Ontario Ministry of Health for the significant investment of $546 million allocated towards Primary Health Care (PHC). 

03.26.24 NPAO CEO Dr. Michelle Acorn stated, “NPAO is thrilled that our pre-budget submission advocating for funding to fully integrate NPs was utilized. This large commitment will advance health outcome […]

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Nominations Now Open | NPAO Nurse Practitioner Awards

The NPAO Awards are created to celebrate the excellence, innovation, research and important role our NP members play in shaping and improving the health system for all Ontarians. Multiple awards […]

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As the representative body of Nurse Practitioners in Ontario, NPAO signs onto Team Primary Care’s Call to Action, titled Our Collective Duty to Act.

03.19.24 Team Primary Care is calling for action towards an integrated health care system in which every individual receives equitable, high-quality, comprehensive care from a well-trained, well-supported, and optimally utilized […]

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NPAO Position Statements

NPAO Welcomes the Expansion of Nurse-Led Outreach Teams in Ontario

TORONTO (March 18, 2024) – The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (NPAO) applauds the Ontario government’s expansion of nurse-led outreach teams, fully utilizing the expertise that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) can […]

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Nominations now open | Patient Choice Award

Has your Nurse Practitioner made a difference in your life or that of a loved one? Share your story and nominate them for the Patient Choice Award! Deadline: June 14, […]

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NPAO Welcomes the Announcement of the Nursing Retention Toolkit

TORONTO (March 4, 2024) –  The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (NPAO) is pleased to hear that the federal government has introduced the Nursing Retention Toolkit: Improving the Working Lives […]

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Healthcare News

NPAO Statement on Bill 124

NPAO Statement on Bill 124 02.14.24 The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) welcomes and supports the Ontario government’s move to repeal Bill 124 in the wake of the Appeal […]

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Media Releases

NPAO Commends Health Care Agreement between Federal and Provincial Governments

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9th, 2024 NPAO Commends Health Care Agreement between Federal and Provincial Governments TORONTO (February 9, 2024) – The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) […]

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NPAO Position Statements

Position Statement on Nurse Practitioners in Independent Practice and NP Clinics

02.14.24 The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) represents almost 5,000 Nurse Practitioners (NPs) across the province. NPAO is dedicated to the empowerment and integration of NPs across Ontario. NPs […]

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The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (NPAO) is thrilled by the recent announcement from the Ontario Ministry of Health regarding the allocation of additional funding towards expanding interprofessional primary care and existing programs.

02.01.24 This is a significant investment that will support Nurse Practitioners, as integral healthcare team members, in ensuring Ontarians receive the high-quality, timely care they deserve. NPAO looks forward to continuing to […]

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NPAO Position Statements

2024 Pre-Budget Written Submission

01.30.24 Summary of NPAO Recommendations:1) Integrate Nurse Practitioners Across the Health System and Sectorsthrough Adequate Compensation and Funding Models2) Support Nurse Practitioners in the Delivery of Quality Long-Term Care3) Support […]

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NPAO Position Statements

NEXT STEPS IN ONTARIO’S YOUR HEALTH PLAN: Nurse Practitioners Can Further Alleviate Pressure on Wait Times for Surgeries and Diagnostic Procedures

01.26.24 The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario acknowledges the Ontario government’s efforts under the Your Health Plan to improve access to surgeries and diagnostic procedures. While we appreciate the steps […]

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NPAO News

NPAO CEO, Dr. Michelle Acorn at the 2024 Pre-Budget Consultation

01.18.24 Watch our video featuring NPAO CEO, Dr. Michelle Acorn, discussing her impactful presentation at the 2024 pre-budget consultation in Mississauga (Jan 17, 2024). Key message to the minister & […]

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NPAO announces new CEO: Dr. Michelle Acorn

NPAO is proud to announce Dr. Michelle Acorn, DNP, NP-PHC/Adult, MN/ACNP, BScN/PHCNP as our new Chief Executive Officer.

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NPAO Position Statements

Position Statement on Eckler Ltd.’s Ontario Community of Health Compensation Market Salary Review

A collaboration between 10 different provincial associations commissioned Eckler Ltd. to undertake a Health Compensation Market Salary Review that was finalized in November 2023. The study aimed to conduct a […]

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NPAO Annual Conference | Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus Now Available!

NPAO Annual Conference | September 25 – 27, 2024 Now is your opportunity to engage more than 350 attendees! Reach this targeted audience as an exhibitor by sponsoring a symposium, […]

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2023 Nurse Practitioner Holiday Wish List

What Are We Wishing for to Make the Holidays Merry & Bright? Starting December 12, make sure to check out our Nurse Practitioner Holiday wish list, with one new wish […]

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Celebrate NP week by highlighting the impact NPs have in the healthcare system!

To celebrate NP week we are highlighting the wonderful work of NPs across the healthcare system.  This contest is now closed

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