As College members, all nurses are responsible for practising in accordance with the laws, regulations and standards governing the nursing profession in Ontario. They are also expected to engage in life-long learning, renew their registration annually, and provide the College with all practice-related information as required by law.

  • College Documents

    A list of all the documents currently available from the College, including practice standards and registration guides.

  • Standards & Guidelines

    Documents designed to support nurses in providing safe and ethical nursing care.

  • Abuse Prevention

    Details about One Is One Too Many, the College’s abuse prevention program.

  • Ask Practice

    The College answers questions about nursing practice.

  • Learning Modules

    A series of online resources designed to help nurses understand and apply Practice Standards. 

  • Medication Decision Tool

    This tool is designed to help you apply the Medication practice standard. The practice standard is principle-based, which means that it uses broad statements. You will need to use critical inquiry and your knowledge, skill and judgment when making decisions about medication practices. This tool is...

  • Infection Prevention and Control

    Ensuring the use of safe, effective and ethical infection prevention and control measures is an important component of nursing care. To do so, nurses are expected to be aware of applicable CNO standards, relevant legislation, best practices and organizational policies related to infection...

  • Nurse Practitioners

    Provides information and educational resources designed specifically for Nurse Practitioners practising in Ontario.

  • Pandemic Planning

    Information and resources to assist nurses, employers and facility operators in the event of a declared pandemic.

  • Code of Conduct Webcast

    This webcast helps nurses understand the accountabilities for each principle in the Code of Conduct. It also describes the conduct and behaviour members of the public can expect of nurses in different situations.

  • Update your info

    It’s important for the public and employers to have accurate information about nurses. It increases transparency, promotes trust and allows people to make informed decisions about who is providing their care. That’s why it’s the law that all regulated health professions in Ontario, including...

  • Professional Liability Protection

    Information for nurses about the new PLP requirement and how it may affect their practice.

  • Declaration of Practice

    The College’s Registration Regulation requires all nurses in the General or Extended Classes to make a declaration about their nursing practice within the previous three years. Nurses will make this declaration at the time of membership renewal, or at any other time when requested by the...

  • Mandatory Member Emails

    The following questions and answers provide some background information about the requirement to provide an email address, and how your email will be used by the College.  General Why do I have to provide my email to the College? The College is increasing the...

  • Annual Membership Renewal

    Once a year, each member of the College must renew their membership to continue practising as a nurse in Ontario. Renewing your membership involves answering questions about your employment status and areas of practice and education, and paying an annual fee.  Members who fail to complete the...

  • Self-Reporting

    Nurses practising in Ontario are required to provide the College with details of any findings of guilt for offences, findings of professional negligence, and/or information regarding disciplinary or incapacity proceedings from other governing bodies.

Request for Verification of Registration Form

The purpose of this document is to verify to another regulatory board that you are, or were, registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario. We will not send this document to an employer or a school.

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