Volunteer Opportunities

If you have ever wondered how the College helps to ensure safe and ethical nursing for all Ontarians, then volunteering for one of our committees, focus groups or special projects is an excellent way to find out. (Volunteers interested in the following opportunities must be current members in good standing with the College.)

For more information about these opportunities, contact the College through the contact information provided with each listing. 

  • Join CNO’s Council

    Council is CNO’s board of directors, and it’s comprised of nurses and members of the public. Together, they have one goal: to protect the public. Council makes important decisions that shape the regulation of nursing and promote public safety. A spot has opened up on Council that must be filled by an RPN in the Northwestern district.
  • Help review the French translation of items for the new REx-PN exam

    The College of Nurses of Ontario is collaborating with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives to develop the new Regulatory Exam – Practical Nurse for RPN applicants. We’re seeking the assistance of bilingual Ontario RPNs, RNs and PN clinical instructors who speak and write Canadian French in the clinical setting to review the English-to-French translation of exam questions.

  • Help review items for the new practical nursing (PN) exam

    The College of Nurses of Ontario is collaborating with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives to develop the new Regulatory Exam – Practical Nurse™ (REx-PN). We’re seeking clinicians who work with new RPNs to assist in reviewing items prepared for the exam.

  • Seeking item writers for the new practical nursing (PN) exam

    The College of Nurses of Ontario is collaborating with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives to develop the new Regulatory Exam – Practical Nurse (REx-PN). We’re seeking the assistance of PN educators who are familiar with PN curriculum to write items for the exam.

  • NCLEX Item Development Program - RNs

    Canadian registered nurses are being sought for the NCLEX Item Development Program. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) develops the NCLEX-RN used to measure competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as an entry-level registered nurse. An important step in this...

  • Touchstone seeking nurses to help assess Internationally Educated Nurses

    The College of Nurses of Ontario is collaborating with Touchstone Institute in the assessment of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) seeking nursing registration in Ontario.

  • Help develop questions for CNPE

    Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. has volunteer positions for nurses from a range of settings, practice environments and roles who may be interested in developing experimental questions for the Canadian Practical Nurse Registered Examination (CPNRE) and the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination (CNPE).

Page last reviewed June 09, 2021