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) is an online course comprised of 6 self-directed learning modules based on current best-practice guidelines and nursing standards of care. The RPO utilizes a core paediatric nursing competency tool, enabling organizations to evaluate the learner's skill progression. The curriculum offers an extensive overview of paediatric nursing assessments, highlights the physiological distinctions between children and adults, and outlines the indicators of clinical deterioration and management, thereby fostering critical thinking skills. 

The RPO© Program is accessible online, allowing learners to progress at their own pace. Participants are given 45 days to finish the course. After completion, access to the program will no longer be available. It is important to note that the content is not printable due to copyright restrictions.


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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