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Educational Tools

The College of Nurses provides a number of educational tools to help nurses and employers understand and apply the standards and guidelines in their day-to-day practice.

The College also offers Practice Support to help nurses with specific practice-related enquiries.   

To learn more about other self-directed tools and resources, select any item from the list you see here. 

  • Ask Practice

    Questions and answers about practice-related issues nurses encounter.

  • Learning Modules

    A series of online resources designed to help nurses understand and apply Practice Standards. 

  • Medication Decision Tool

    This tool is designed to help you apply the Medication practice standard. The practice standard is principle-based, which means that it uses broad statements. You will need to use critical inquiry and your knowledge, skill and judgment when making decisions about medication practices. This tool is...

  • Infection Prevention and Control

    Ensuring the use of safe, effective and ethical infection prevention and control measures is an important component of nursing care. To do so, nurses are expected to be aware of applicable CNO standards, relevant legislation, best practices and organizational policies related to infection...

  • Nurse Practitioners

    Provides information and educational resources designed specifically for Nurse Practitioners practising in Ontario.

  • Webcasts

    On-demand videos of interest to nurses, nursing educators and other stakeholders who wish to learn more about current regulatory issues and the role the College plays in nursing regulation.

  • Understanding Restraints

    Nurses are accountable for providing, facilitating, advocating and promoting the best possible patient care and to take action when patient safety and well-being are compromised, including when deciding to apply restraints. These are key accountabilities outlined in the  Code of Conduct. There...

  • Nursing Assessments

    Assessing patients is part of a nurse’s professional practice to keep patient’s safe and improve a patient’s health outcomes.   The Nursing Act, 1991 includes the accountability of assessing patients in the nursing scope of practice statement. Nursing scope of practice statement The...

  • Controlled Substances

    CNO recognizes and acknowledges the devastating impact of the opioid crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the crisis, while at the same time street supply has become progressively more harmful, leading to an increase in opioid related overdoses and deaths. Nurses provide critical support to...




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Page last reviewed February 04, 2021