Learning Modules

Learning modules are designed to help you understand CNO practice standards and other related documents.

Each self-study learning module contains an introduction, learning objectives, content chapters and additional resources, such as a quiz that you can download and complete.

You can watch these modules at any time. However, viewing a module and completing the quiz is not considered a substitute for reading the practice standard or document.

Watching a learning module is self-directed and anonymous. CNO does not issue certificates for completion.

  • Consent

    Nurses have professional and legal obligations for obtaining consent. The College's Consent practice guideline provides an overview of the major features of the relevant legislation, pertinent definitions and the steps that nurses need to take to obtain consent. Objectives Identify the major...

  • Documentation

    Clear, comprehensive and accurate documentation is an integral part of safe and effective nursing practice. Documentation provides a record of the judgment and critical thinking used in professional practice, and provides an account of the nurse’s unique contribution to health care. The...

  • Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship

    At the core of nursing is the therapeutic nurse-client relationship. The College's Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship, Revised 2006, practice standard describes the expectations for all nurses in establishing, maintaining and terminating a therapeutic relationship. Objectives Identify the five...

  • Temporary Class Learning Module

    CNO’s Temporary Class Learning Module provides an overview of nursing regulation in Ontario. It is designed to help applicants better understand the legal and ethical issues, and the professional accountabilities of the nursing profession. The learning module is divided into five sections. Each...

  • Code of Conduct: Principle 2

    To support nurses with the application of Principle 2 in the Code of Conduct, CNO has created a series of learning modules focused on the three core behaviours of this principle: self-reflection, creating safer health care experiences and training and education. This series outlines the actions and behaviours nurses can take to provide inclusive and culturally safe care. These learning modules were created in collaboration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). 

  • Scope of Practice Standard

    The Scope of Practice standard helps nurses to make informed decisions about what activities they can perform safely and competently for their clients. In this series of videos, you will learn more about the standard and its key concepts of authority, context and competence. 




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