Workforce retention strategies for RPNs within the home and community health care sector

The current nursing shortage in the home and community care (HCC) sector is cause for concern. The demand for home care services is greater than what organizations can provide, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to high turnover rates.

COVID-19 and resiliency: How Registered Practical Nurses working in long-term care adapt in times of personal, professional, and institutional crisis

Working in partnership, interdisciplinary professionals and the Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) Association of Ontario (WeRPN) aim to understand what contributes to and detracts from personal, professional and institutional resiliency for RPNs during COVID-19. This is a rare opportunity to learn from front-line workers directly during historical social periods, such as COVID-19, and even less often does the public become acutely aware of the residents’ social inequities within the long-term care (LTC) sector and the indispensable nature of the largest regulated LTC workforce.