Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Attention Nurse Practitioners: Help improve NP working conditions!

An important pan-Canadian study of Nurse Practitioners' working conditions is being launched, with the aim of improving retention and recruitment of NPs.
A high level of participation is essential to the success of the project. Your input will help paint a picture of the reality of working as an NP in Canada, and how improvements can be made.
Please share your experiences as part of this brief survey.
Visit to complete the English online survey.
Visit to complete the French online survey.
The deadline for completing the survey is January 12. We encourage you to share with your colleagues.
The data obtained from the survey will be strictly anonymous (unless you indicate you wish to be contacted), and only aggregate information will be shared.
The outcome of the project will be to develop recommendations for employers and governments to improve NP working conditions to better attract and retain NPs, and expand NP positions throughout the health care system.
The study is being launched by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), Canada's largest nurses' organization representing nearly 200,000 nurses and student nurses and supported by the Ontario Nurses' Association.
Thank you for your participation in this important initiative. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Better Care Starts Here Campaign

ONA’s ‘Better Care Starts Here Campaign’ Expands Today
 “Better Care for a Lifetime” in cinemas, on radio and social media

TORONTO – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) public awareness campaign, Better Care Starts Here, expands today with a new tagline.

“As we enjoy the holiday season, ‘Better Care for a Lifetime’ will be airing in theatres across the province before the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie,” says ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “It’s a timely reminder that not everyone will be home for the holidays, and our dedicated registered nurses are there on the front lines to care for and protect their patients.”

ONA’s new cinema ad can be viewed here. Also launching are radio ads across Ontario and social media ads. To listen to the radio ads, visit ONA’s Nurses Know website where visitors will also find a list of actions that can be taken and information about Ontario’s health-care system.
Haslam-Stroud notes that ONA’s social media campaign will be on Facebook, and for the first time, on Instagram.
“And as many of us anticipate the opportunity to spend time with friends and family, it’s important to remember those who are not as fortunate, and to show gratitude that highly skilled, highly caring registered nurses are on the front lines to provide the quality care our patients need and deserve.”

ONA is the union representing 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as 16,000 nursing student affiliates, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.