RPN Professional Insurance

Ontario Council of Hospital Unions / CUPE has partnered with PROLINK to provide Professional Liability Protection (PLP) exclusively for Registered Practical Nurses who are members of OCHU/CUPE. For over 30 years PROLINK has been a 100% Canadian owned independent insurance brokerage serving members of unions and associations.

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RPN of the Year Award

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News

Trauma, turmoil experienced by Ottawa, Kingston, Cornwall, eastern Ontario RPNs focus of poll

This Nursing Week, SEIU Healthcare and CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) are making an urgent plea of support for registered practical nurses (RPNs). The two unions released polling and survey data showing trauma and turmoil experienced by RPNs on the frontline of our health care system.

Trauma, turmoil experienced by central-Southwestern Ontario RPNs focus of poll

Today several RPNs working at central-southwestern Ontario hospitals spoke openly about their pandemic experiences. Their personal stories of emotional and physical exhaustion, anguish over adequate patient care and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic are also reflected in the findings of an OCHU/CUPE poll of 200 Guelph and Stratford hospital RPNs.

Newsletter – May 12

Nurses’ Week; COVID is airborne; PSW regulation threat

Trauma, turmoil experienced by northern Ontario RPNs among highest in the province: poll finds

This Nursing Week, SEIU Healthcare and CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) are making an urgent plea of support for registered practical nurses (RPNs). The two unions released polling and survey data showing trauma and turmoil experienced by RPNs on the frontline of our health care system.

New OCHU RPN Poll

Download the poll results.

Health care unions launch Nursing Week with urgent plea of support for Registered Practical Nurses

SEIU Healthcare and CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions release data showing the trauma and turmoil experienced by RPNs.

Happy Nursing Week

Download the Nursing Week posters.

Briefing Note for RPNs –
Government Order re: Regulated Health Professionals

On April 21, 2021 in response to the collapsing healthcare infrastructure in Ontario during the devastating third wave of the pandemic, the government issued an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (the “Order”), that effectively authorized any regulated healthcare professional to provide forms of medical care in hospitals that is not normally within their scope of practice. The Order applies to all regulated health professionals in Ontario as well as health professionals licensed to practice in other Canadian provinces.

RPN Call – April 27, 2021

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College of Nurses Communique on Emergency Order Concerning Changes to Scope of Practice in Hospitals

Dear nurses:A new order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990 (EMCPA) authorizes health care professionals, including nurses, to provide patient care services outside their regular scope of practice and enables hospitals to employ, contract,...

2021 Regional RPN meetings

Online via Zoom
Registration: $25 per participant

SEIU Healthcare, OCHU-CUPE and Unifor Support Changes to Registered Practical Nurses Practice Recommended by the College of Nurses of Ontario

Three major Ontario healthcare unions have endorsed the recommended expansion of the scope of practice for Registered Practical Nurses. There are approximately 60,000 Registered Practical Nurses in Ontario.

Data breach at the College of Nurses of Ontario

Attention all RPNS:
There has been a data breach at the College of Nurses of Ontario, and your information may have been exposed.
For more information, please contact the College directly at https://www.cno.org/, or by phone at (416) 928-0900.