Volunteer Opportunities

Patient safety is a collective responsibility that involves partnership and support from nurses, educators, students, the public, and other stakeholders. CNO is committed to a whole-system approach to nursing regulation and working with you to make a greater collective impact on the patient care system.

As a member of CNO, you can actively participate in the regulatory processes that keep the public safe. By volunteering for one of our committees, focus groups or special projects, you help to inform the development of many high-profile and important projects, while showing professional leadership and building your relationships within the profession.

Volunteers interested in the following opportunities must be current members in good standing with CNO.

  • Develop exam questions for Nurse Practitioner registration exams

    The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) is looking for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to help with exam development opportunities. AANPCB develops the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) exam and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (a-GNP) exam, both used to...

  • Academic Reference Group: Recruiting new members

    CNO is seeking professors and/or program administrators to join the Academic Reference Group (ARG). The group is comprised of representatives from practical nursing (PN), baccalaureate (BN), and nurse practitioner (NP) programs that provide entry level nursing education in Ontario, as well as CNO staff. The group provides a mechanism for CNO and educators to engage, share information and collaborate with each other on strategic and operational matters.

  • Develop questions for the REx-PN

    National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is seeking Ontario nurses who are familiar with entry-level RPN practice to help develops test items for the REx-PN exam. NCSBN develops the REx-PN, which measures the competencies entry-level RPNs need to perform safely and effectively.

  • Develop questions for the NCLEX-RN

    Canadian Registered Nurses are being sought for the NCLEX Item Development Program. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) develops the NCLEX-RN used to measure competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as an entry-level registered nurse.

  • Help assess Internationally Educated Nurses (with Touchstone Institute)

    The College of Nurses of Ontario is collaborating with Touchstone Institute in the assessment of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) seeking nursing registration in Ontario.

  • Help develop questions for CNPE

    Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. has volunteer positions for nurses from a range of settings, practice environments and roles who may be interested in developing experimental questions for the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination (CNPE).

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