Membership Totals at a Glance

Registered members by class

The following table shows the number of nurses registered in each class as of April 1, 2021.

RN General 111,010
Non-Practising 10,722
Extended (NP) 4,163
RPN General 57,522
Non-Practising 3,587
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 April 1, 2021.

NP-Primary Health Care 3,239
NP-Adult 706
NP-Paediatrics 256

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 April 01, 2021