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Nursing Education: NP

You must show evidence of nursing education for the type of nursing (RN, RPN or NP) that you want to practise in Ontario.

Most applicants meet this requirement by completing a nursing program approved by the College’s Council.

If you did not complete an approved nursing program, then we will look at your nursing education to determine if it meets the entry-to-practice education requirement.

See www.cno.org/education for more information about this requirement, including how we assess your nursing education and what happens if you are referred for additional evaluation.

RN applicants | RPN applicants | NP applicants

Nurse Practitioners

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Did you complete a nursing program?
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NO
You are not eligible to apply as an NP.
   
YES
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Did you graduate from an approved Ontario university Nurse Practitioner program in the specialty for which you are applying?
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NO
Requirement Met
   
NO
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Did you complete a nursing program designed to prepare you for practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the specialty for which you are applying?
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NO
You must show you completed a nursing program that prepared you to practise as a Nurse Practitioner in the specialty for which you are applying. If not, your application will be reviewed by the College's 
Registration Committee.
   
YES
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Was your program approved, in the jurisdiction in which you completed it, as one that would have allowed you to practise in that jurisdiction as a Nurse Practitioner in the specialty for which you are applying?
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You must show evidence your program was approved. If not, your application will be reviewed by the College's Registration Committee.
   
YES
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Has the College reviewed all your Nurse Practitioner education and determined that it is the equivalent to that of a current graduate of an approved Ontario University Nurse Practitioner 
program
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YES
Requirement Met
   
NO
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Can you provide evidence of practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the specialty for which you are applying? Learn more
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NO
You will need to complete additional education to address competency gaps identified by the evaluation.
   
YES
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Has the College reviewed all your Nurse Practitioner education and Nurse Practitioner practice information? Has the College determined that you have the equivalent nursing knowledge, skill and judgement to that of a current graduate of an approved Ontario university Nurse Practitioner program in the specialty for which you are applying?
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YES
Requirement Met
   
NO
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Has the College reviewed your completed Competency Assessment Supplement (CAS) along with your Nurse Practitioner education and Nurse Practitioner practice information, and determined that you have equivalent nursing knowledge, skill and judgement to that of a current graduate of an approved Ontario university Nurse Practitioner program in the specialty for which you are applying? Learn more

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YES

Requirement Met
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You will need to complete additional education to address competency gaps identified by the evaluation.
       
Page last reviewed January 19, 2016