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Standards & Guidelines

The College creates practice standards to support nurses in providing safe and ethical care to the public. The documents apply to all nurses, and nurses are accountable for practising in accordance with these standards.

The College helps nurses understand how to apply the standards to their practice through a variety of resources, including learning modules and teleconferences.

All standards and guidelines can be downloaded free of charge.

Downloading the complete standards & guidelines


Practice Standards

Practice Guidelines

Legislation and Regulation

Ordering standards & Guidelines

While the College no longer prints and sells the Compendium binder, nurses can still order specific College publications.

Email the College, or call the Customer Service Centre at 416 928-0900 or 1 800 387-5526 (toll-free in Ontario).

There may be a fee for some documents and for shipping.

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