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Registration Requirements

  1. Nursing Education

    You must demonstrate the successful completion of a nursing education program designed to prepare you for the type of nursing that you want to practise in Ontario.

  2. Evidence of Practice

    You must show that you have recent experience practising as a nurse. Most applicants to the College automatically meet this requirement by completing a nursing program approved by the College within the past three years.

  3. Registration Examination

    You must successfully complete the registration examination approved by the College for the type of nursing you want to practise.

  4. Jurisprudence Examination

    You must successfully complete either the RN/RPN Jurisprudence Examination or the NP Jurisprudence Examination.

  5. Proficiency in English or French

    You must be able to show proficiency in either English or French before you can practise nursing in Ontario.

  6. Authorization to Work

    You must provide proof of your citizenship, residency status, or authorization to practise nursing in Ontario before you can register as a nurse in Ontario.

  7. Past Offences and Findings

    You must truthfully state whether you have ever been found guilty of an offence, refused registration, had a finding related to the practice of nursing or another profession against you, or are involved in certain proceedings.

  8. Health and Conduct

    You must declare whether you suffer from any physical or mental condition or disorder that could affect your ability to practise nursing in a safe manner. The College must also be satisfied that you will practise with decency, honesty and integrity, and in accordance with the law.




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Page last reviewed September 17, 2014