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"To promote and support the professional role of all levels of Nurses in Primary Care"

Cost of interest group: $50; Free for nursing students and retirees


About the Primary Care Nurses' of Ontario Interest Group

Objectives and Goals

  1. to represent the interest of nurses concerned with family practice/primary care
  2. to promote excellence in, and expand the knowledge base of family practice/primary care nursing by providing relevant, up to date information and mechanisms for the exchange of knowledge and information
  3. to provide a forum for networking
  4. to discuss common concerns and challenges in the area of family practice/primary care nursing
  5. to act as a nurse resource for individuals or groups on issues concerning family practice/primary care nursing


Membership in the PCNO interest group is open to all nurses with an interest in family practice/primary care nursing. Members receive information relevant to family practice/primary care nursing and notification of related educational opportunities.
The membership includes membership in the Canadian Family Practice Nurses Association (CFPNA). For more information about CFPNA, please check their website at

PCNO and CFPNA continue to develop a collaborative relationship with RNAO, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) as well as the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) and the Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP).

Registered Nurses working in family practice / primary care face unique challenges. By joining the PCNO/CFPNA you will grow professionally and feel supported by many other nurses sharing the same issues; "valuing quality outcomes, professionalism, collaborative practice and a patient/family-centered approach to care from birth to end of life".

PCNO Executive 2021-2022

  • President: Amber Brown
  • Past President: Empty
  • Political Action: Janet Probst
  • Secretary: Judie Suridge
  • Membership: Jackie Ripco
  • Communications Officer: Empty (Currently being shared by Amber & Jackie)
  • Member at Large:  Empty
  • Finance: Tsering Sundup

    Last updated: June  2022