Fee changes now in place

After reviewing your feedback about proposed fee changes, which we announced in the March issue of The Standard, Council approved the changes at its June meeting. The new fees will help ensure the College can continue to meet its mandate to protect the public and the reputation of the profession, and ensure the public trusts nurses.

Between March and June, we collected feedback from nurses, applicants and other stakeholders on proposed changes to four of the College's fees for: renewing annual membership; applying to the College; taking the PN exam; and cancelling the PN exam.

In April, we provided answers to the most common questions you had about the fee changes. Many of you wanted to know what your membership fees pay for, why all nurses in Ontario pay the same membership fee, and why your fee doesn’t include professional liability protection. We answer these questions and more at...

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RN prescribing survey: What we learned

We asked and you answered. More than 700 people responded to our survey about RN prescribing. We will use the feedback to help us develop standards and other supports to protect the public.

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New requirement to report licences and registrations

As a result of last month’s changes in legislation, you may have something new to report to the College. Earlier this year, new parts of the Protecting Patients Act, 2017 came into effect, which amended the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA). The Act now requires nurses to report all licences or registrations for all other professions in any province or country. 

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What did we do in 2017? Read our Annual Report

Our newly published 2017 Annual Report is a little different from previous years. Titled “Leading in Change,” the report is shorter and more visual than ever before. In addition to the articles, the report features infographics to help tell the College’s stories. 

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Give us your input: Psychotherapy

If you are a nurse practising psychotherapy, we want to know more about how you engage with this area of your practice. Take our brief survey by Sunday, July 8, 2018.



Recently, psychotherapy has undergone regulatory changes. In Dec. 2017, the government proclaimed the controlled act of psychotherapy under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.


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