It takes dedication to be a nurse. An extensive education. Long hours gaining experience and skills. And a lifetime of compassion.

Nurses contribute to the health and well being of every community across Ontario. They provide direct patient care in hospitals and long-term care, in community health clinics, home care, and a wide variety of other settings. From the beginning of a life through to the end, they make a difference.

Nursing. It's not only a profession, it's a calling.
Every day across Ontario, nurses face the threat of violence at work. In hospitals these incidents are called Code White emergencies. A Code White indicates that violence is occurring or imminent and that nurses, healthcare staff, patients, and bystanders are at risk of being harmed. But hospital Code Whites are just the tip of the iceberg.

The painful reality of workplace violence is present wherever nurses provide care - in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and a variety of community settings, including people’s homes. It’s clear that more must be done to make these workplaces safe. Through ONA, Ontario’s nurses are leading the way in the development of concrete measures to reduce workplace violence.
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