The Independent Business Specialty Interest Group (IB SIG) is an associate member of the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario.

The purpose of this membership group is to provide guidance to entrepreneurial RPNs who are sole proprietors running independent businesses to make informed business decisions while providing opportunities for members to network with colleagues and gain education in various aspects of business ownership: e.g., insurance, taxes, fees, government interaction, veteran’s affairs, and legal issues.

IB SIG and its members strive to build a ‘gold standard’ of nursing practice in their individual (and non-traditional) nursing-based businesses through education and collaboration.