Trending Topics

The College recognizes that from time to time, topics of interest come to the forefront.  Whether important to the College and our members, making news headlines, or a trending topic in social media, they require access by the public. You will find in this section, information of note.  Although it may not always be in the headlines, it is important to stay informed.    

  • Updating RPN competencies and exam

    We’re working with nine other provincial/territorial regulators of practical nurses in Canada to develop a consistent national approach to the entry-level competencies of RPNs (called Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in some other jurisdictions). This national initiative will improve the mobility...

  • Quality Care

    Here’s what we’re doing with our Quality Assurance Program to support nurses with their continued learning.

  • Journey to RN prescribing

    The College is your primary source for timely and accurate information about RN prescribing. To avoid confusion and learn the facts, visit this page first. We will update it often as the project progresses. Also, watch for future opportunities to provide feedback when we consult with...

  • Governance Vision 2020

    At its December 2016 meeting, CNO’s Council approved a vision for governance for 2020. This vision will ensure the College’s board remains an effective leader in building the public’s trust that the board is focused on the public’s needs and interests.

  • INRC Position Statements

    The College of Nurses of Ontario is a member of the International Nurse Regulator Collaborative (INRC). The INRC develops position statements on emerging trends in nursing regulation.  This information is intended as an FYI only. Ontario nurses are accountable for practicing according to the...

  • NPs and Prescribing Controlled Substances

    Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Ontario can prescribe controlled substances, if they have completed approved controlled substances education. The education covers competencies related to safe, effective and ethical prescribing, and managing clients who are treated with controlled substances. NPs,...

  • Aide médicale à mourir

    Sur la page d’information relative à l’aide médicale à mourir, vous trouverez des mises à jour importantes, des renseignements et des ressources qui concernent les infirmières en Ontario. Nous mettrons cette page à jour au fur et à mesure de la disponibilité de l’information et nous vous invitons à...

  • Sexual Abuse

    We recognize the egregious harm and lasting effect that results from sexual abuse by a nurse. We consider all complaints and reports of sexual abuse as high risk and are committed to ensuring each receives a high priority investigation and to giving sensitive and respectful support to victims who...

  • About NCLEX-RN

    The National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is an entry-to-practice examination for those applying to become a Registered Nurse. It tests the competencies nurses need at the beginning of their careers.

  • Vision 2020 Governance in the News

    Our vision for a new governance model is getting attention. Read how CNO is “leading the charge on reform” in

  • Vision 2020 Governance Video

    The College exists for one purpose: to protect the public. Current evidence tells us there are better ways of achieving this, so we’re doing it. Our modern approach to governing puts people first. But governance is not an easy topic to understand, so we captured the key...

  • Vision 2020 Governance Timeline

    In 2014, Council responded to the public’s growing expectations of regulators by appointing an independent task force to review the way we govern, and make recommendations for strengthening public confidence. That was the first step in our journey toward a modern governance model that leads in...

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