Membership Totals at a Glance

Registered members by class

The following table shows the number of nurses registered in each class as of May 1, 2018.

RN General 106,596
Non-Practising 10,545
Extended (NP) 3,382
RPN General 53,120
Non-Practising 2,934
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 May 1, 2018.

NP-Primary Health Care 2,545
NP-Adult 617
NP-Paediatrics 242

 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 May 01, 2018