Nursing leaders

Column
by: Claudette Holloway

One of the things that makes me so proud to be a member of RNAO is the influence and impact we have when it comes to getting time with our elected representatives. Think about it for a moment. What other organization has the political clout that we have raising nursing and health issues?

Feature
by: Larry Sawyer
On May 12, 2022, RNAO held a media conference to release Nursing Through Crisis: A Comparative Perspective. Florence Nightingale’s 202nd birth anniversary was chosen as the release date for this landmark report because Nursing Through Crisis announced crucial findings: the health of all Ontarians depends on creating a sustainabl...
RN Profile
by: Victoria Alarcon

Nurse practitioner Mae Katt shares some of the challenges and successes she experienced on her path to becoming the clinician she is today. 

Column
by: Claudette Holloway

This column marks my first official message to you as president. I am extremely proud and feel blessed to represent you. RNAO is an important organization, and my personal pledge to you is to bring my leadership, my energy and my commitment to continue advancing our important work. 

Column
by: Dr. Doris Grinspun

Since RNAO’s last Annual General Meeting in June, we have received emails from a handful of members expressing concern that Premier Doug Ford had been invited. Although few among the many emails RNAO gets every year complimenting our work and efforts, they flagged an apparent need for clarity.

Feature
by: Victoria Alarcon
In Aesop’s fable about the tortoise and the hare perseverance wins. Steady determination can be an effective force. RNAO has that kind of determination and is pleased to see results. You may know that for a long time, RNAO has encouraged nurses to run for election at all levels of government, ensuring our voices are being hea...
RN Profile
by: Victoria Alarcon

Persistence, growth and connections assist Jocelyn Hezekiah in her 43-year nursing career. 

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In the End
by: Louise Gilbert

To me nursing is an adventure. Shortly after I started my career in obstetrics in Montréal, my husband joined the Canadian Armed Forces. I followed him throughout Canada to Ontario, Québec and the Northwest Territories (where a part of my heart still is).

Feature
by: Kimberley Kearsey
Dr. Claudette Holloway became RNAO president at the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 10, 2022. She is the 57th member to do so, and the fourth Black nurse to take the helm. She begins her presidency as the province – and the world – starts to emerge from the unprecedented pres...