Membership Totals at a Glance

Registered members by class

The following table shows the number of nurses registered in each class as of February 3, 2020.

RN General 108,830
Non-Practising 10,575
Extended (NP) 3,879
RPN General 55,912
Non-Practising 3,371
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 March 2, 2020.

NP-Primary Health Care 2,963
NP-Adult 677
NP-Paediatrics 261

The College has the authority to register NPs in the Anaesthesia specialty. We currently have no one registered in this category. 

At the College of Nurses, 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”. Visit www.cno.org/classes for more information about the College’s classes of registration.

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

Page last reviewed March 03, 2020