Evidence of Value
Primary Care Nursing Task Force Report
July 13, 2012
The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario launched a task force, bringing together key stakeholders to review the role of almost 4,300 primary care nurses (RNs and RPNs) currently practising in Ontario.
The Task Force focused on two progressive phases of outcomes.
- The first phase identifies the highest level of RN and RPN scope of practice utilization already present in selected primary care settings in Ontario and recommends an upward harmonization of scope of practice utilization for all primary care nurses, across all sites in Ontario.
- The second phase involves identifying needed expansions to the existing scope of practice of the primary care RN and RPN that would serve to further improve access to primary care for the public. The recommendations for the second phase focus on the mechanisms required to achieve the proposed scope of practice expansions.
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