Nursing in Ontario is in a state of crisis. In May 2022, WeRPN commissioned a study to examine the issues currently facing nursing professionals in the province. The findings prove what many of us already fear: that for most nurses in Ontario,
It was a normal February evening for Michael*— until it wasn’t. After developing chest pain, shortness of breath and heavy sweating, he was taken in an ambulance to the ER. He was having a heart attack. His wife was told she couldn’t come wit
Steven Cedrone could be any patient. He suffered a spinal cord injury in April and was taken to the emergency room of an Ontario hospital with severe back pain. Although he first arrived at the ER with normal feeling and function in his legs, bladd
This will be my final President’s address, and it’s been the hardest one to write. I will step down in October and another President will take my place. I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve one more year as past president before leaving
Dr. Isaac Bogoch has become a familiar face during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with WeRPN, he reflects on what the pandemic has taught us about public health in Ontario –and how RPNs play a role in strategies moving forward.
In Canada, nurses (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, and registered practical nurses) represent the largest single group of health care providers. They are trusted practitioners, knowledgeable leaders, and agents of c
Opportunity is everywhere with an education in practical nursing. We talked to nurses who have used their nursing education and experience as the launching point to many different careers. While the careers of these RPNs are diverse, there’s one th
We Are Reimagining Nursing As an instructor in the Practical Nursing Program at St. Lawrence College, I always ask my students why they decided to pursue nursing as a career. The most common response is that they want to use their talents, skil
The Risk of Normalizing Deviance “Workload” has become a buzzword – and it’s no longer an adequate word to describe what we’re experiencing in nursing. In every profession – and not just in health – people are experiencing worker shorta
Familiar sights and sounds are slowly coming back at our rural long-term care facility.
The pandemic was a test of April Preisentanz’s strength as a leader.
A new graduate reflects on entering the profession during a pandemic.