Cost of interest group: $35 for RNs; free for undergraduate nursing students
Independent Practice Nurses Interest Group (IPNIG) is a provincial interest group of registered nurses within Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO).
Definition of Independent Private Practice Registered Nurse
The IPNIG represents registered nurses working in a variety of primary health care services. An independent practice nurse is defined as "a registered nurse who provides professional nursing services, as a proprietor of a business, through direct patient care, education, research, administration or consultation" (Nurse Entrepreneurship -Seizing the Challenge by Carol L Hamilton).
IPNIG will promote awareness to the diversity of the work performed by independent private practice nurses through professional recognition, political and social action, and public education.
Based on principles of primary health care model, IPNIG will contribute their efforts to nursing theory development, research, quality professional standards, evidence-based clinical practices, continuous education, and enhancement of public knowledge and political support actions to ensure a health care delivery system that meets the population needs.
Independent Practice Nurses ARE the Difference