Member of public elected as Council President

For the first time in its 54-year history, the College’s Council has elected a public member as its President. Dalton Burger, a practising lawyer and law professor, assumes the role in June.

Burger believes his election demonstrates the College’s commitment to being leaders in ensuring the public is the focus of its work and decisions.

“There is strong collaboration between the nurse and public members who make up the Council,” says Burger. “Having a member of the public in this position affirms the foresight the profession continues to show in its efforts to maintain trust and confidence in nurses. It demonstrates how well the public and 160,000 nurses in Ontario work together and the mutual respect they have.”

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NP controlled substances prescribing update

On March 8, 2017, Council approved proposed regulations and by-laws related to NPs prescribing controlled substances. We've forwarded the regulations to government for review and approval.

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Reporting our registration practices

Read the 2016 report about the College’s registration practices. Every year, we send this report to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner. It includes information, such as...

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How we create standards

A key function of the College is to protect the public interest by developing standards of nursing practice. Practice standards reflect the benchmark for...

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College reviews practical nursing programs

Every year, the College reviews Practical Nursing education programs to make sure they prepare graduates with the entry-to-practice competencies...

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New NP standard and teleconference coming

Council has approved a new Nurse Practitioner practice standard that includes information about NPs' upcoming authority to prescribe controlled substances.

To help NPs prepare to apply the standard in their practice when controlled substances regulations take effect, an advance copy will be posted to our website on Fri., March 24, 2017. It will be watermarked as follows: “Advance copy. Not in effect until controlled substances laws have changed.”


NPs will not be required to practise according to the new standard until the proposed regulations enabling them to prescribe controlled substances come into effect.

Learn more at upcoming teleconferences
We will host two teleconferences about the new Nurse Practitioner practice standard and controlled substances authority on Mon., March 27 and Wed., March 29. During the sessions, we will provide answers to questions...

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