BPSO stands for Best Practice Spotlight Organization, the designation awarded by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) upon successful implementation, evaluation and knowledge translation of established nursing best practice guidelines (BPGs). The association created its BPG program to provide nurses and health care teams with the most up-to-date, comprehensive, best evidence-based patient-care and healthy work environment recommendations. RNAO BPGs are recognized provincially, nationally and internationally.
St. Michael’s launched its three-year BPSO candidacy journey during Nursing Week 2009 and achieved its designation in spring 2012. St. Michael’s joins hundreds of national and international health care organizations and academic settings who have achieved BPSO designation.
St.Michael's is committed to renewing its annual BPSO designation through actively engaging nurses to take the lead in contributing to St. Michael’s evidence-based nursing culture and care. In implementing, evaluating and sustaining BPGs, our nurses are proactively improving patient outcomes and raising the profile of nurses as knowledge professionals and change leaders.