Standards & Learning

The College has created a set of practice standards and guidelines that apply to all nurses in Ontario regardless of their role, job description or area of practice.

This section offers resources to help nurses apply the practice standards to their practice, as well as other documents and resources created by the College for the benefit of members, applicants, employers and the general public.

  • Standards & Guidelines

    Documents designed to support nurses in providing safe and ethical nursing care.

  • Educational Tools

    Resources to help nurses and employers understand and apply the practice standards in their day-to-day practice.

  • Practice Support

    The College has Practice Support staff who can help you with your practice-related questions. Email us and we will respond within three business days.

  • Scope of Practice – Proposed changes

    The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care asked us to begin the work required to expand the scope of practice for NPs, RNs and RPNs. These changes will increase patients’ choice of and access to health care services.

  • College Documents

    A list of all the documents currently available from the College, including practice standards and registration guides.

  • Magazines & Newsletters

    Publications produced by the College to help nurses, employers and members of the public understand the College’s role in nursing regulation.

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Information for nurses about how they can volunteer for one of the College’s committees, focus groups or special projects.

  • Nursing Links

    Links to government agencies, nursing associations and health regulatory bodies in Ontario and abroad.

Page last reviewed October 01, 2020