Membership Totals at a Glance

Registered members by class

The following table shows the number of nurses registered in each class as of November 1, 2019.

RN General 112,129
Non-Practising 10,436
Extended (NP) 3,807
RPN General 57,873
Non-Practising 3,075
RNs: Registered Nurses
RPNs: Registered Practical Nurses
NPs: Nurse Practitioners  

Members in the Extended Class by Specialty

All NPs have one or more specialty certificates. The following table shows the number of NPs by specialty certificate as of October 1, 2019.

NP-Primary Health Care 2,893
NP-Adult 680
NP-Paediatrics 257

The College has the authority to register NPs in the Anaesthesia specialty. We currently have no one registered in this category. 

At the College of Nurses, a “member” is any individual who has a valid Certificate of Registration and is allowed to use the protected titles “nurse,” “Registered Nurse (RN),” “Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)”, “Nurse Practitioner (NP)” or “Registered Nurse (RN), non-practising” and “Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), non-practising”. Visit www.cno.org/classes for more information about the College’s classes of registration.

For more information on how the College collects statistical information, see www.cno.org/statisticalreports.

Page last reviewed November 01, 2019