Success Stories

Advancing Excellence in Health Care

In 2018, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) named Conestoga as a pre-designate Best Practice Spotlight organization.

The RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Program started in 2003 as a partnership between RNAO and academic or clinical organizations to enhance patient care through evidence-informed best practice (RNAO, 2018). As a pre-designate, Conestoga will implement and evaluate five RNAO Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) over the next three years. BPGs provide evidence-informed recommendations for health care professionals, and promote excellence in clinical care, health policies and health education.

Under the guidance of Dr. Veronique Boscart and the support of the Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care, the School of Health & Life Sciences will implement 5 BPGs focused on seniors care. Conestoga is one of the first academic organizations to integrate the RNAO BPGs at an interprofessional level across health and community services programming.

Best Practice Guidelines for Implementation (2018-2021):

A total of 8 programs will participate in the RNAO pre-designate program (2018-2021):

For more information on Conestoga as a pre-designate BPSO, please contact Dr. Veronique Boscart. For more information on how your organization can become an RNAO BPSO, please visit the RNAO Website.

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