Welcome to the College of Nurses of Ontario‚Äôs guide to registration for nurses educated at an Ontario school of nursing.

This information is intended for individuals who have graduated or are about to graduate from an approved nursing program at an Ontario educational institution.

Please return to the How to Apply homepage if you are:

  • a recent graduate of a nursing program outside Ontario
  • currently registered to practise as a nurse in another Canadian province or territory
  • applying to practise as a Nurse Practitioner in Ontario
  • an internationally educated nurse who has never been registered within Canada.   

This guide breaks down the registration process, emphasizing the requirements that all nurses must meet and the steps required to become a member of the College.

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information, but please contact the College if you have any questions or discover an error.




To request an accessible version of any document on this page, please contact us.

Page last reviewed December 31, 2012