Returning to Practice

If you are registered in the Non-Practising class and want to return to practice , a Supervised Practice Experience may be a great option for you.

The Supervised Practice Experience (SPE) is a self-directed option designed by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) for registrants in the Non-Practising Class who have been away from practice three to eight years . It involves completing a nursing practice experience to meet the evidence of practice requirement needed to register in the General Class and safely return to practice.

Registrants complete the practice experience in an area of their choice with a CNO approved sponsor organization. Sponsor organizations assign a preceptor registered in the appropriate class and category (RPN, RN or NP) to guide the participant. 

There is no minimum number of hours required to complete the SPE. The time period is determined by the individual learning needs of the participant. However, the participant must complete it within six months from the date CNO approves their request for an SPE.

Interested in participating in the SPE?

Learn more about the requirements and how to apply.





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Page last reviewed February 06, 2023