By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Articulate the rationale for expanding the scope of practice for registered nurses (RNs) in Ontario to include the ability to prescribe medications.
- Understand the scope and limitations of the RN prescriber role as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Describe additional expectations and competencies for prescribing vaccines.
- Describe scope of practice considerations for other health professionals.