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Reinstatement Requirements

In general, the following requirements must be met for each type of reinstatement. Applicants who do not meet the reinstatement requirements can request a review of their application by the Registration Committee.

Reinstatement to the College following a member's certificate being revoked, expired or resigned

1. Application must be submitted within specified timeframe
Former members have three years, starting from the date their College membership ended, to request reinstatement. Requests made more than three years from this date are handled in the same manner as new applications.  

2. Correction of deficiencies resulting in a member's certificate being revoked or expired
This refers to paying any outstanding fees, submitting any outstanding information, or correcting any other factors that led to the revocation or expiration of the member's certificate.

3. Evidence of practice
The applicant must demonstrate one of the following within three years prior to the date of meeting all other requirements for the reinstatement of the requested certificate:

  • Successful completion of a nursing program approved by Council or approved as equivalent by the Registration Committee for the purpose of initial registration
  • Successful completion of the education and/or training that was required, in addition to a nursing program, in order to meet the education requirement for initial registration
  • Nursing practice experience appropriate for the requested certificate (nursing practice from outside of Ontario will be considered). 

4. Payment of applicable reinstatement fees 

5. Eligibility for reinstatement
A former member of the College is ineligible for reinstatement if she or he: 

  • was, after ceasing to be a member, found guilty of any criminal offence in any jurisdiction or of any offence involving the use, possession or sale of drugs in any jurisdiction
  • was, after ceasing to be a member, found guilty of any offence related to the practice of nursing or any other profession
  • was the subject of an inquiry or investigation by the Executive Director that was not completed at the time the applicant ceased being a member or that resulted in the member's resignation
  • was, at the time she or he ceased to be a member, the subject of an outstanding order of a Committee or of a panel of a Committee or a Board of Inquiry with the College
  • was, at the time she or he ceased to be a member, in breach of an order of a Committee or of a panel of a Committee or a Board of Inquiry of the College
  • was, after ceasing to be a member, in breach of any written agreement with or undertaking provided to the College
  • was, after ceasing to be a member, refused registration in nursing or any other profession in any jurisdiction
  • was, after ceasing to be a member, the subject of a finding of professional negligence or malpractice in any jurisdiction in relation to nursing or any other profession
  • was ordered to undergo an assessment or reassessment, or to undergo any continuing education or remedial program, under the College’s Quality Assurance Program that was not completed before she or he ceased to be a member.
Reinstatement from the Non-Practising Class to the General or Extended Classes

1. Evidence of practice
The applicant must provide evidence of nursing practice experience, appropriate for the requested certificate, within three years prior to the date of meeting all other requirements for the reinstatement of the requested certificate. Nursing practice from outside of Ontario will be considered.

2. Language proficiency
The applicant must demonstrate language proficiency, within the past two years, by achieving the required benchmark scores on one of the language proficiency tests approved by the Registration Committee or by meeting other conditions set out by the College’s Registration Committee.

3. Jurisprudence examination
The applicant must have successfully completed, within the five years prior to the date on which the member satisfied all other requirements for reinstatement, either the RN/RPN Jurisprudence Examination or the RN(EC) Jurisprudence Examination, depending on what certificate the applicant last held within that timeframe. 

4. Payment of applicable reinstatement fees 

5. Eligibility for reinstatement
A member of the Non-Practising Class is ineligible for reinstatement to the General or Extended Class if she or he: 

  • was, after ceasing to be a member of the General or Extended Class, found guilty of any criminal offence in any jurisdiction or of any offence involving the use, possession or sale of drugs in any jurisdiction
  • was, after ceasing to be a member of the General or Extended Class, found guilty of any offence related to the practice of nursing or any other profession
  • was the subject of an inquiry or investigation by the Executive Director that was not completed at the time the applicant ceased being a member of the General or Extended Class
  • was, at the time she or he ceased to be a member of the General or Extended Class, the subject of an outstanding order of a Committee or of a panel of a Committee or a Board of Inquiry with the College
  • was, at the time she or he ceased to be a member of the General or Extended Class, in breach of an order of a Committee or of a panel of a Committee or a Board of Inquiry of the College
  • was, at the time she or he ceased to be a member of the General or Extended Class, in breach of any written agreement with or undertaking provided to the College
  • was, at the time she or he ceased to be a member of the General or Extended Class, refused registration in nursing or any other profession in any jurisdiction
  • was, at the time she or he ceased to be a member of the General or Extended Class, the subject of a finding of professional negligence or malpractice in any jurisdiction in relation to nursing or any other profession
  • was ordered to undergo an assessment or reassessment, or to undergo any continuing education or remedial program, under the College’s Quality Assurance Program that was not completed before she or he ceased to be a member of the General or Extended Class.
Reinstatement from the General Class to the Extended Class

1. Evidence of practice
The applicant must provide evidence of clinical NP practice (as defined below for each requested specialty certificate) within three years prior to the date of meeting all other requirements for the reinstatement of the Extended Class certificate for the requested specialty. Clinical NP practice from outside of Ontario will be considered.

 Clinical NP practice must have included:

  • direct interaction with the client population(s) appropriate for each requested specialty certificate and
  • the use of advanced nursing knowledge and decision-making skill in health assessment, diagnosis and therapeutics in the treatment of those clients.

2. Jurisprudence examination
 The applicant must have successfully completed, within the five years prior to the date on which the member satisfied all the other requirements for reinstatement, the RN(EC) Jurisprudence Exam.

3. Payment of applicable reinstatement fees 

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Page last reviewed September 04, 2013