Membership Totals at a Glance

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”.

The following statistics report on nurses registered in the General and Extended Classes who are entitled to practice nursing in Ontario.

Members Entitled to Practise in Ontario as of December 1, 2017
RN
RPN
NP
109,541 53,345 3,301
RNs: Registered Nurses
RPNs: Registered Practical Nurses
NPs: Nurse Practitioners (Registered Nurses in the Extended Class)

 
NP Breakdown by Specialty *
NP-Adult 598
NP-Paediatrics 240
NP-Primary Health Care 2,479
* Note: NPs may have one or more specialties. The College of Nurses also has the authority to register NPs-Anaesthesia. To date, there are no registrants in this category.

 

Page last reviewed December 01, 2017