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  • Non-Practising Class

    The Non-Practising Class is for members who want to keep their membership at times when they are not practising in Ontario.

  • Special Assignment Class

    The Special Assignment Class is an option for nurses who have an appointment as an RN or RPN with an approved facility in Ontario.

  • Temporary Class: Terms, Conditions and Limitations

    The member shall practise the profession only within the facility mentioned in paragraph 4 of subsection 5(1) of Ontario Regulation 275/94 under the Nursing Act, 1991, and only within the scope of his or her employment with that facility. The member’s practice must be monitored and directed by a member of the College holding a General or Extended...

  • Extended Class

    The Extended Class is for RNs who have additional education and clinical experience that allows them to practise as Nurse Practitioners.

  • CNO to start work on RN prescribing

    On June 28, 2017, CNO received a letter from Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, directing us to start the work necessary to enable RN prescribing. “As you are aware, the government has passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017 which, amongst other things, provides the authority for RNs to prescribe...

  • New French terms on this website

    If you read College publications en français, you may notice we are using are some new terms to describe familiar concepts. That’s because the Ontario government has provided a French translation of some legislation that wasn’t officially translated before. Some words in the government’s official translation differ from what we have used in the...

  • Government changes will eventually lead to RN prescribing

    On May 17, 2017, the Ontario government approved changes to the Nursing Act to permit RNs to prescribe medication according to a list, and to communicate a diagnosis for the purpose of prescribing medication. Although the government has approved changes, RNs do not have the authority to perform either of these activities until the College makes...

  • Non-Practising Class: Terms, Conditions and Limitations

    The member shall not engage in the practice of nursing in Ontario. The member shall not be considered in breach of this term, condition, or limitation if: The member is engaged in continuing education or remediation directed by a committee or a panel of a committee of the College, approved by the Executive Director or as required to obtain the...

  • Practice Guideline: Independent Practice

  • Medical Assistance in Dying – FAQs

    Frequently asked questions about Medical Assistance in Dying.

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