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.

Research and Documents

RPN of the Year Award

Nominate your colleague for OCHU’s annual award. Learn more.



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.

Desperate long-term care homes struggle to find staff as COVID-19 sickens resident and sidelines workers

Struggling to fill empty shifts for front-line workers, the Rekai Centres’ long-term care staff telephoned 1,000 former health-care interns asking for their help. Fourteen agreed. Only eight appeared for work. And one didn’t return the following day. “I think overall...

Nurses say changes in rules about face masks are putting them at risk

Nurses fear they are more vulnerable to becoming infected with novel coronavirus as a result of new Ontario guidelines about protective equipment, says an Ottawa intensive care nurse.

‘Everyone is terrified’: What’s behind workplace violence at Newmarket’s Southlake hospital?

“The number of code white alarm calls at Southlake, sounded when someone is at risk of violence, rose from 402 in 2015-16 to 653 in 2016-17. In 2017-18, there were 549 calls.”

Northern Ireland nurses strike over pay and patient safety

More than 15,000 nurses in Northern Ireland are striking for better pay and increased staffing in a healthcare service mired in crisis.

Almonte General Hospital Registered Practical Nurse Receives $10,000 Grant

Grant project will explore ways that nurses in Almonte can work up to their full scope of practice.

RPN Bulletin – October 30, 2019

51 years nursing; RPN conference call & regional meeting; Scope of practice Download the newsletter:Download

Happy Nursing Week!

CUPE and Unifor produce video celebrating the contribution of Registered Practical Nurses.