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Physician-assisted death: A guide for nurses

Do you need to understand your professional accountabilities related to physician-assisted death? Read Physician Assisted Death – Interim Guidance for Nursing in Ontario. It includes information about:

  • The status of physician-assisted death in Ontario while we wait for laws to change on June 6, 2016

  • How patients may apply to have access to physician-assisted death before June 6 and what you should know and do if asked to participate in the process

  • Other resources that will guide you and help you determine your accountabilities as a nurse...


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Declaring recent practice “in Ontario”

In response to feedback from nurses and other stakeholders, the College is exploring a change to the requirement that members have recent nursing practice in Ontario. The law currently requires members...

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RPN exam goes electronic

Starting in May 2016, anyone applying to become a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in Ontario will write their entry exam on a computer. The Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam will...

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Five things to know about e-documentation

We often receive questions from nurses who want to make sure their electronic documentation practice is meeting the College’s standard. The following points highlight the things you should know...

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NP Practice analysis results

On Feb. 22, 2016, the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators released a report on the NP Practice Analysis study. The study was done to provide a comprehensive description of the entry-level knowledge...

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Meet the new executive officers

In March, Council elected officers for the 2016-2017 term. The officers, who will start serving on June 9, 2016, are: Megan Sloan, RPN, President...

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We answer your questions about psychotherapy

A component of psychotherapy will become a controlled act in the future. The following addresses questions nurses have about psychotherapy and how this change will affect their nursing practice:

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is defined as “an intense client-therapist relationship which often involves the examination of deeply emotional experiences...

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