Trending Topics

The College recognizes that from time to time, topics of interest come to the forefront.  Whether important to the College and our members, making news headlines, or a trending topic in social media, they require access by the public.  You will find in this section  information of note.  Although it may not always be in the headlines, it is important to stay informed.    

  • About NCLEX-RN

    The National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is an entry-to-practice examination for those applying to become a Registered Nurse. It tests the competencies nurses need at the beginning of their careers.

  • Governance Vision 2020

    At its December 2016 meeting, CNO’s Council approved a vision for governance for 2020. This vision will ensure the College’s board remains an effective leader in building the public’s trust that the board is focused on the public’s needs and interests.

  • INRC Position Statements

    The College of Nurses of Ontario is a member of the International Nurse Regulator Collaborative (INRC). The INRC develops position statements on emerging trends in nursing regulation.  This information is intended as an FYI only. Ontario nurses are accountable for practicing according to the...

  • Medical Assistance in Dying

    The Medical Assistance in Dying information page is where you will find important updates, information and resources that impact nurses in Ontario.  We will be updating this page as more information becomes available, and we encourage you to check back often.

  • NPs and Prescribing Controlled Substances

    Note: We will be updating this page as more information becomes available. Please check back often. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Ontario can prescribe controlled substances, if they have completed approved controlled substances education. In the last five months, more than 80 percent of NPs...

  • Sexual Abuse

    We recognize the egregious harm and lasting effect that results from sexual abuse by a nurse. We consider all complaints and reports of sexual abuse as high risk and are committed to ensuring each receives a high priority investigation and to giving sensitive and respectful support to victims who...

Page last reviewed June 09, 2016