CNO celebrates National Nursing Week 2022

This National Nursing Week, held from Monday, May 9 – Sunday, May 15, CNO joins its partners in the health care system in thanking nurses for all their contributions to safe patient care.

Nursing Week is arriving at an extraordinary time for Ontario’s 183,785 nurses and the public who relies on them for quality care. COVID-19 continues to impact the health care system in many different ways and Ontario’s nurses are continuing to answer the call — the theme of Nursing Week 2022 — with a deep commitment to patient safety in communities across Ontario.

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CNO rises to Ministry challenge in new report

CNO’s commitment to public safety is your commitment, too. In a recent report CNO submitted to the Ministry of Health, you can find details of the ways we all worked to protect patients in 2021.


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Meet our new committee members

In June, CNO will welcome 15 nurses to its committees. These nurses will help CNO protect the public through safe nursing practice by assisting with essential CNO work.


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SPEP expands to increase nursing resources

CNO is expanding its Supervised Practice Experience Partnership (SPEP) program to include nurses returning to practice. Initially offered to new applicants in January, SPEP now includes nurses returning to practice, to help increase nursing resources across the province.


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Regulation changes enable NPs to order CTs and MRIs as of July

As of Friday, July 1, 2022, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) will be able to order computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.


These changes mean that NPs can provide more direct care to support patient safety, and better connect patients with needed tests in a timely manner.


Here’s how the CT and MRI scan changes will be implemented, what they mean for NP practice and how they can help support safe patient care.


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