Ministry Reports

Good Nursing, Good Health : The Return on Our Investment

Progress Report of the Implementation Monitoring Subcommittee
Joint Provincial Nursing Committee


About this report
In 1998, Ontario's Nursing Task Force examined the impact of healthcare reform on the delivery of nursing services and the nursing profession. Its 1999 report, Good Nursing, Good Health : An Investment for the 21st Century, recommended several strategies designed to help Ontario retain and attract nurses, improve working conditions for nurses, and ensure nurses have the skills they need to provide care in an increasingly complex environment. A second report, Ensuring the Care will be There (RNAO & RPNAO 2000), set out a comprehensive recruitment and retention strategy. Ontario used these two documents as the basis for its nursing strategy, and set about implementing their recommendations.

The Second Progress Report evaluates the outcomes and effectiveness of the implementation of the 1999 Nursing Task Force (NTF) recommendations. The report highlights the various nursing initiatives that have been undertaken, their impacts towards strengthening and stabilizing the nursing profession in Ontario, and the recommendations for follow-up actions.

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Good Nursing, Good Health : The Return on Our Investment
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