RPN Inforamtion to Consider

RPNs obtain a 2- or 3-year diploma in Practical Nursing.
RNs obtain a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Autonomous practice is the ability to make decisions and independently carry out nursing responsibilities. The autonomy of the RPN is influenced by the complexity of the client's condition. RPNs have greater autonomy when caring for a client with less-complex conditions. As client complexity increases, there is a corresponding increase in the need for RPNs to consult with RNs. RNs autonomously meet the nursing needs of clients regardless of the complexity of their conditions.
NPs are Registered Nurses (RNs) with additional education and experience. They have and demonstrate the competencies to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform procedures within their legislated scope of practice.
Licensed Practical Nurses/ Registered Practical Nurses
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) are essentially different names for the same role. The term LPN is used in all provinces and territories except for Ontario. In Ontario, the preferred term for these nurses is RPN, though the role that they serve in the community is similar. 
LPNs/RPNs hold two-year practical nursing diplomas from accredited colleges. After completion of their studies, aspiring LPNs/RPNs must complete the national licensing exam before beginning a career in health care. Once licensed, LPNs/RPNs may provide nursing services in a variety of settings including acute care, long-term extended care, home care or community care.
The Other RPN
Here’s a confusing fact: Registered Practical Nurses aren’t the only type of nurses using the acronym RPN. There are also Registered Psychiatric Nurses in some parts of Canada, namely British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. These nurses must complete psychiatric nursing college programs and register with a provincial regulatory body.
Three tips on finding nursing jobs:

Go North! Northern Canada offers rich employment opportunities for nursing professionals. And according to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), Northern nursing jobs offer an increased level of independence, with community health centres often being run entirely by nurses.
Think about home and retirement care.As Canada’s population ages, nurses are more in-demand than ever. There are many prospective LPN/RPN roles in nursing facilities and as personal home-care workers employed by private agencies.
Find a specialty. The more experience you have in a particular area, the more you stand out amongst other applicants. No matter what interest you hold – be it pediatrics or oncology or AIDS care – developing a niche solidifies your commitment to a particular specialty.

Nurse Resume Example : http://career-advice.monster.ca/resumes-cover-letters/resume-samples/registered-nurse-resume-sample-canada/article.aspx
RPN salary in Canada vary anywhere from $17 to $23.Summary:1. RN requires Bachelor of Nursing whereas RPN requires 1-2 years of diploma.2. RPN is directly supervised by RN as needed.3. RN receives more salary than RPNs.4. RN is able to care for patients who have more complex disease process and unstable. RPN provide basic bedside care for patients.5. The scope of practise for both RN and RPN vary from country to country.
Resources:College of Nurses of Ontario: http://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse/
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) : https://www.ncsbn.org/1623.htm
Nursing and Midwifery Counsel : http://www.nmc-uk.org/Nurses-and-midwives/
Nurses are eligible to apply for up to $1,500 annually to support ongoing professional development opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills. Funded by MOHLTC and administered by RNAO and RPNAO. 
Ontario



College of Nurses of Ontario 
Certifies registered practical nurses (RPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) to practise in Ontario.


Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO)
Provides a professional support group for nurse practitioners, offering advice, expertise and continuing education to its members.


Ontario Nurses’ Association
Assists members in matters of contract interpretations, contract enforcement and patient care concerns.


Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Represents registered nurses in Ontario. Aims to influence and promote healthy public policy.


The Registered Nurses’ Foundation of Ontario
Provides financial support for nurses and nursing students for education and research.


Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO)

Advocates for registered practical nurses in diverse settings, resulting in optimum client health services.

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