Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Network

Regional Paediatric Orientation Program© (RPO)
The RPO© Program is a self-directed learning course, based on current best-practice guidelines and nursing standards of care. The curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of a paediatric nursing assessment, the physiological differences between children and adults, and the signs of clinical deterioration and nursing management.

MNCYN Partner Organizations include the following:



Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll (AHI): Ingersoll

Bluewater Health (BWH): Sarnia & Petrolia

Brightshores Health System: Lions Head, Wiarton, Owen Sound, Southampton, Meaford, Markdale

Chatham-Kent Healthcare Alliance (CKHA): Chatham & Wallaceburg

Erie Shores Healthcare (ESHC): Leamington 

Hanover & District Hospital (HDH): Hanover

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

Huron Health Syste (HHS): Alexandra Marine & General Hospital (Goderich) & South Huron Hospital (Exeter)

London Health Sciences Centre & Children's Hospital (LHSC): Victoria Campus, University Hospital Campus

Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA): Strathroy General Hospital & Four Counties (Newbury)

Norfolk General Hospital (NGH): Simcoe

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

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

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH): St. Thomas

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH): Tillsonburg

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC): Thunder Bay

Woodstock Hospital


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

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 $250.00
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