The Department would like to congratulate Nurse Practitioner and Department Faculty, Heather Whittle, on her recent nomination and election to the Council of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
The College’s Council sets the direction for the regulation of the nursing profession in Ontario. The Council establishes the goals, objectives and policies of the College according to the governing legislation. Decisions are made in the public interest with an understanding of the profession and the different settings in which nurses’ practice.
The Council is composed of 14 to 18 public members. Nurses (14 RNs/NPs and 7 RPNs) from across the province are elected to the Council by their fellow College members, while the provincial government appoints public members.