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QA Program

The purpose of the Quality Assurance (QA) Program is to assure the public that nurses demonstrate their commitment to continuing competence and continuing quality improvement. The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) does this by assessing the knowledge, skill and judgment of members.

Changes are coming to QA! New self-assessment tools will be available in the new year.
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Quality Assurance


Nurses in every setting demonstrate their commitment to continually improve their nursing practice by engaging in practice reflection, and by setting and achieving learning goals.

Every nurse registered in the General or Extended Class is required, under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, to participate in QA.

CNO consulted with nurses across the province to develop its QA Program, which is designed to:

  • support nurses in practicing according to CNO’s standards of practice
  • help nurses develop the practice areas in which they have identified learning needs
  • increase the public’s confidence in the nursing profession.

MyQA allows you to complete your QA requirements online in a safe, secure and easy-to-use site.

Nurses in the General Class are required to develop two learning goals each year based on your learning needs. Once you have identified your learning goals, you must select a CNO practice standard or guideline relating to each learning goal. Connecting your learning goals to CNO’s practice standards will help to guide your learning outcomes.

Ready to begin? You will be redirected to the Maintain Your Membership page where you can log in to your existing account.  

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Page last reviewed November 08, 2019