Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Network

Regional Paediatric Orientation Program© (RPO)
The RPO© Program is a self-directed, modular based course focusing on best-practice standards of care for paediatric patients. The course stresses the importance of performing systematic head-to-toe paediatric assessments and how to critically think through the findings.

MNCYN Partner Organizations include the following:



Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll (AHI)

Alexandra Marine & General Hospital (Goderich)

Chatham-Kent Healthcare Alliance (CKHA)

Erie Shore Healthcare (Leamington) 

Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) (Lions Head, Wiarton, Owen Sound, Southampton, Meaford, Markdale)

Hanover & District Hospital

Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) (Clinton, Seaforth, Stratford, St. Mary's)

London Health Sciences Centre & Children's Hospital (LHSC - VH & UH)

Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA)

Norfolk General Hospital (Simcoe)

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) (Walkerton, Kincardine, Chesley, Durham)

St. Mary's General Hospital (SMGH) (Kitchener)

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH)

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH)

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC)

Woodstock Hospital




Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit

Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU)

Southwestern Public Health (Oxford/Elgin)

Windsor-Essex Country Health Unit


For the MNCYN partners listed above, please select "MNCYN Partner Member Fee" when you check out. 


*If your organization is NOT listed, you must select "Non-MNCYN Individual Fee" when you check out as there is a different nominal fee for the RPO Program.

Event Description

The Regional Paediatric Orientation Program© (RPO) was created to promote the consistent delivery of safe, quality paediatric care across our region. 

Core paediatric nursing competencies facilitate learners to develop the theoretical knowledge required to support nursing care for paediatric patients.


There are 6 self-directed learning packages which are based on current best-practice guidelines and nursing standards of practice. The MNCYN Paediatric Respiratory Therapy Simulation Video Series has also been added to the course content.


The RPO© Program is available online for learners to work through at their own pace. Participants have 45-days to complete the course. Once completed, learners will no longer be able to view or access the program. Please note, content cannot be printed due to Copyright.


Please note, this is not an accredited program.


Registration is on a first come, first served basis. There are a limited number of seats per session, therefore you may be placed on a waiting list.  If this does occur, please note you will be contacted via email once a seat becomes available. 

The information contained in the Regional Paediatric Orientation (RPO) Program© is provided for reference and educational purposes only. The content is referenced using the best information and evidence available at the time of preparation. The RPO Program© is not a substitute for clinical judgment, knowledge and expertise or medical advice. MNCYN is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from the use of this information.
Contact & Support

For support or inquiries, please email or call 519-685-8500 ext 52292 during regular business hours.

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
MNCYN Member / Non-Member Course Fee
There is a $75 administration fee for employees/staff of MNCYN member hospitals or organizations. The list of these organizations is on the top of the registration form.

For Non-MNCYN organizations wishing to register a group of up to 5 participants, please contact to get instructions on how to proceed.
MNCYN Partner Hospital / Partner Organization Participant Administration Fee $75.00
Non-MNCYN Participant Fee $200.00
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