Membership Totals at a Glance

Registered members by class

The following table shows the number of nurses registered in each class as of February 1, 2018.

RN General 107,793
Non-Practising 10,808
Extended (NP) 3,361
RPN General 52,983
Non-Practising 2,952
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 February 1, 2018.

NP-Primary Health Care 2,531
NP-Adult 613
NP-Paediatrics 239

 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 for more information about the College’s classes of registration.

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Page last reviewed February 01, 2018