January 2021

Kicking off the new year with a new Strategic Plan!

CNO is excited to release our new Strategic Plan, charting a new course for CNO and transforming how we see the future.  

Developing our Strategic Plan 2021-2024 was a valuable and collaborative process. It encouraged us to think more broadly about our role as a regulator and protecting public safety in a rapidly changing heath care environment. The outcome is a robust Strategic Plan that will advance our purpose: to protect the public by promoting safe nursing practice.

With our new Strategic Plan, we will continue to become a more agile and proactive organization. We will reinforce our commitment to a system-wide approach to nursing regulation, and the role we play in preventing harm before it occurs. We will achieve this by using data driven insights to inform decision making, continuously educating nurses about safe nursing practice and by working with new and existing stakeholders to influence the broader care system.

Insight from nurses played a key role in the development of the plan and we want to take a moment to thank all the nurses who participated in our workshops and interviews. We look forward to continuing to work together in 2021 to make a greater collective impact on patient care and the system in which it is delivered.

In upcoming issues of The Standard, we’ll be sharing more about the new plan and how it will impact our work. We’ll also be highlighting opportunities for nurses to continue to share insights — such as our new nurse advisory group for the modernization of our practice standards.

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