Jennifer Brunet has worked as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) at Almonte General Hospital for almost two years. When she moved back to the area from Alberta, she already knew where she wanted to be. “I had my heart set on working at Almonte General Hospital. My family in Almonte raved about the hospital and the great care.”

Now, Jennifer is helping to ensure that care is the best it can be. She submitted a proposal to a competition for the close to 50,000 RPNs in Ontario called the RPN Innovation and Impact Challenge. Her project was chosen and approved, resulting in a $10,000 grant from the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) to explore ways that nurses in Almonte can work up to their full scope of practice. Her proposal focuses on enhancing the role of Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) at AGH and supporting role clarity for both RPNs and Registered Nurses (RNs).