Membership Totals at a Glance

Registered members by class

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

RN General 109,489
Non-Practising 10,517
Extended (NP) 3,420
RPN General 54,851
Non-Practising 2,920
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 September 1, 2018.

NP-Primary Health Care 2,574
NP-Adult 622
NP-Paediatrics 246

 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 mise à jour le septembre 01, 2018