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Welcome to our bilingual professional practice environment

Nursing Professional Practice is a dynamic department that has innovative, credible leaders who work with nurses and other partners in a constantly changing complex environment. We promote life-long learning, autonomy, accountability and leadership for nurses in a setting that respects collaboration, risk-taking and professional growth.

Nursing education and nursing research encourage and support integration of new knowledge and scientific endeavour in evidence-based practice. Nursing research is promoted and supported across the campuses.

The Ottawa Hospital has the largest professional nursing staff in Ontario. We are guided by our nursing values and nursing vision which support the hospital vision. We are committed to patient and family-centered care through nursing excellence. Nursing Clinical Practice oversees the scope of practice of 4500 nurses at The Ottawa Hospital, which includes practice consultations, development and revision of nursing policies, medical directives and delegated controlled acts. We also build accountable and empowered clinical nurse leaders through our workshops and ongoing support to clinical units. Clinical nurses have an opportunity to directly influence change in care delivery through a system of corporate work groups, reflective groups and committees.

In addition, we facilitate and support implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed quality nursing practice. This includes program development, implementation and monitoring of nurse sensitive indicators as well as leading initiatives such as unit based improvement initiatives, corporate nursing prevalence surveys and clinical pathways.

Please contact us. We are part of the larger network of professionals and value the benefits of the linkage regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

For more information about nursing at The Ottawa Hospital, please call the Nursing Hotline at 1-877-580-6200.