Registration regulation: Tell us what you think


The College of Nurses of Ontario is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to the registration regulation. These proposed changes will primarily affect current members and applicants.

To provide your comments, read the summary below and complete the online feedback form. Deadline: Monday, July 11, 2016.

The registration regulation sets conditions that Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) must meet to practise in Ontario.

The proposed regulation changes can be grouped under three areas:

  1. Removing “in Ontario” from the declaration of practice requirements

  2. Changes to examination requirements

  3. Minor corrections

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Comment on proposed changes to annual fees

The College is proposing incremental changes to annual fees over the next four years. This would affect all members who hold a certificate of registration in...

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Where your money goes

Your annual membership fee supports the cost of regulating nursing in the public interest, which includes registering applicants, developing practice documents, administering a...

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Outgoing Council President’s Message

On June 9, 2016, Nancy Sears, RN, wrapped up her year as Council president, with Megan Sloan, RPN taking over the role. In the message below, Nancy reflects on her past year...

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Attend session on privacy of health records

On June 22, 2016, the College will host a teleconference about the privacy and confidentiality of clients’ health records. New privacy laws now mean tougher penalties for privacy breaches. This teleconference will...

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Leading the way for safe nursing: 2015 annual report

As Ontario’s regulator of the nursing profession, our focus is firmly on the public’s safety. Nurses are committed to providing safe care, and recent surveys show that Ontarians trust them to do so.


Read the College’s 2015 Annual Report to see what we’re doing to ensure Ontarians receive safe nursing care. In it, we share what we did to improve public safety in 2015, including:


  • asking Ontarians what they need to know to make informed decisions about health care providers, which resulted in the College making available to the public more information about nurses

  • being the public’s voice on several issues, such as...

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