Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

External/ System, Government and Research Governments Recommendations

External/ System Recommendations

5.0 Accreditation and approval bodies incorporate evidence-based indicators that reflect best practices in patient experience and safe, ethical, and high quality of care related to nurse staffing.

Government Recommendations

6.0  Governments commit to developing legislative protection for nurses and other health-care staff who report staffing practices that compromise the safety and quality of care.

6.1  Governments commit to providing financial resources and leadership specifically earmarked to create healthy work environments that support safe staffing practices, promote nurse retention, and contribute to positive patient outcomes.

Research Recommendations

 7.0 Funding agencies actively support nurse researchers to continue to study the impact and outcomes of staffing on nurses, patients, organizations, and systems.


Healthy Work Environment
Developing and Sustaining Effective Staffing and Workload Practices
Healthy Work Environment Recommendations