News

Coming soon: Online application process

Individuals wanting to become a nurse will soon be able to apply online. Starting in late September 2018, a new online portal will replace most of our paper application process.

The new portal, available in English and French, is part of an upgrade to our computer systems that allows us to offer more efficient service, including self-service options.


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Professional Standards updated

We have updated the Professional Standards practice standard. Now, it includes specific examples of legislation that requires nurses to report instances of abuse in their practice.

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New requirements for dispensing opioids

New requirements are coming into effect for dispensing Class A opioids (a drug listed in Part A of the List of Opioids).

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College wins regulatory award

Earlier this month, the College received the Regulatory Achievement Award from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The award recognizes an NCSBN member board or associate member that has made an identifiable and significant contribution to NCSBN’s mission and vision, promoting the public’s interest through public policy related to safe and effective nursing practice.

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Spotlight

Is it a medical directive or prescribing?

The College continues to work toward changes that will, in the future, permit some Ontario RNs to prescribe certain medications. However, our consultations with nurses and other stakeholders reveal many people confuse prescribing with medical directives, which are different. Do you understand the difference? 

 

 

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