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NPs, complete your controlled substances course

To prepare for upcoming regulation changes that will enable NPs to prescribe controlled substances, we emailed all NPs about the controlled substances education requirement in the regulation.

To date, more than 2,500 NPs have completed, or are completing, the education. If you are among the 600 NPs who have not started the education, you have until Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 to complete the education and ensure there is no restriction indicated on your profile on Find a Nurse.


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Government strengthens measures to protect patients

The Ontario government is proposing various legislative changes designed to improve patient safety. This will include changes to the Regulated Health Professions Act...

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2020 Vision: College governance

Council is working to achieve a new vision for governing the College by 2020. The proposed model aims to promote public trust and support public confidence in nursing regulation. This will require some changes, including:

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Can NPs order and administer Botox?

I am an NP working in independent practice, can I order and administer Botox via injection for cosmetic purposes?

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Council election results

Council members have been elected in the Eastern, Northeastern and Northwestern districts. These members will join Council in June 2017 and serve until June 2020...

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Health Minister announces plans to allow RN prescribing

 

On Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Eric Hoskins, announced that he will introduce changes to the Nursing Act this spring. If passed, these changes will expand RNs' scope of practice to include communicating diagnoses and prescribing medication for their clients.

 

After the Nursing Act is changed, the College will work closely with government to create regulations for this change to nursing scope of practice.

 

Prescribing medications is a high-risk activity. The College‚Äôs role is to ensure RNs have the knowledge, skill and judgment to practise this activity safely. 

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