Registration Totals at a Glance

Current Registrants By Category and Class as of May 2, 2022

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CategoryClassNumber of Registrants
RN General 114,379
Non-Practising 10,951
Extended (NP) 4,446
RPN General 60,490
Non-Practising 3,766

RNs: Registered Nurses
RPNs: Registered Practical Nurses
NPs: Nurse Practitioners  

 

Current Registrants in the Extended Class by Specialty as of May 2, 2022

All NPs have one or more specialty certificates. The following table shows the number of NPs by specialty certificate as of May 2, 2022.

NP Specialty
Number of Registrants
NP-Primary Health Care 3,458
NP-Adult 742
NP-Paediatrics 270

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.

 

New Registrants

New Registrants are individuals who registered with CNO for the first time after successfully meeting the nursing registration requirements. Nurses may register at any time throughout the year.

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New Registrants by Category and Class

The following table shows the number of new registrants in each class from January 1, 2022 to May 2, 2022 and the number of new registrants in each class for the month of April.

CategoryClassNew Registrants (YTD)New Registrants (April)
RN General 2,554 509
RN Extended (NP) 82 7
RPN General 2,779 570

 

New Registrants by Location of Education

The following table shows the number of new registrants by location of education from January 1, 2022 to May 2, 2022 and the number of new registrants by location and education for the month of April.

Location of EducationNew Registrants (YTD)New Registrants (April)
Ontario 2,269 406
Other Canadian provinces or territories 310 41
International 2,836 639

For more information on how CNO collects statistical information, see www.cno.org/statisticalreports.

Page last reviewed May 02, 2022