Standards & Learning
CNO has created a set of practice standards and guidelines that apply to all nurses in Ontario regardless of their role, job description or area of practice.
This section offers resources to help nurses apply the practice standards to their practice, as well as other documents and resources created by CNO for the benefit of nurses, applicants, employers and the general public.
Standards & Guidelines
Documents designed to support nurses in providing safe and ethical nursing care.
Practice Support FAQs
Questions and answers about practice-related issues nurses encounter.
Resources to help nurses and employers understand and apply the practice standards in their day-to-day practice.
CNO has Practice Support staff who can help you with your practice-related questions. Email us and we will respond within three business days.
Scope of Practice – Proposed changes
Updates on work to change or expand the scope of practice for NPs, RNs and RPNs.
A list of all the documents currently available from CNO, including practice standards and registration guides.
Magazines & Newsletters
Publications produced by CNO to help nurses, employers and members of the public understand CNO’s role in nursing regulation.
Information for nurses about how they can volunteer for one of CNO’s committees, focus groups or special projects.
Links to government agencies, nursing associations and health regulatory bodies in Ontario and abroad.