Membership Totals at a Glance

Registered members by class

The following table shows the number of nurses registered in each class as of August 3, 2021.

RN General 113,857
Non-Practising 10,651
Extended (NP) 4,220
RPN General 59,362
Non-Practising 3,502
RNs: Registered Nurses
RPNs: Registered Practical Nurses
NPs: Nurse Practitioners  

Members in the Extended Class by Specialty

All NPs have one or more specialty certificates. The following table shows the number of NPs by specialty certificate as of August 3, 2021.

NP-Primary Health Care 3,275
NP-Adult 710
NP-Paediatrics 257

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) has the authority to register NPs in the Anaesthesia specialty. We currently have no one registered in this category

At CNO, a “member” is any individual who has a valid Certificate of Registration and is allowed to use the protected titles “nurse,” “Registered Nurse (RN),” “Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)”, “Nurse Practitioner (NP)” or “Registered Nurse (RN), non-practising” and “Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), non-practising”.

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Page last reviewed August 03, 2021