Tools for NP Implementation

Regardless if a hospital is starting to use NPs or is ready to enhance an already existing and well-defined NP program, selection of the most appropriate tools to implement NP authority is vital to an effective, efficient and integrated plan.

Some tools have a better “fit” for one hospital compared to another and since Ontario hospitals serve a variety of populations with different types of hospitals, this toolkit provides a set of tools from professional associations, as well as from a representative sample of “early adopter” hospitals who have successfully implemented NP inpatient authority. These hospitals range from large urban teaching hospitals and rehab institutes, to smaller community hospitals.

Tools from Organizations

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario

Ontario Hospital Association

Canadian Nurses' Association

Cancer Care Ontario

Lakeridge Health

Tools from Hospital for Sick Children - Under Development