Staff Nurse Interest Group

A term used to describe a nursing role in which the primary responsibility is direct patient care with clients and their families in a variety of settings.

Examples of practice settings include acute care, community, mental health, public health, long-term care, and rehabilitation. Our vision centres on a commitment to Registered Nurses and defining the role of the staff nurse in shaping a preferred future in today's healthcare.


Our mission is to build strength amongst nurses in order to be proactive in influencing change through both informal and formal leadership roles. Our main goal is to create a more meaningful, rewarding, and healthier work environment for nurses. We believe this can be accomplished with a framework of caring, advocacy, and leadership: for the nurse and the client ; for the nurse and the client/family; leading at the front line of care and policy

Why join us?

The Staff Nurse Interest Group (SNIG) wants to ensure that the frontline perspective of everyday nurses is not forgotten, but rather that our perspective is respected, celebrated, and considered in all RNAO activities. Nurses at the forefront of patient care are a significant demographic of the entire nursing workforce, therefore it is important to advocate for improvements in nursing policy and practice in today's healthcare.

Your membership entitles you to opportunities to network with other RNs throughout Ontario, as well as access to our website, email updates, there are opportunities to take on leadership roles and committee work with RNAO, as well as attending our annual Annual General Meeting.