CNO restores services and continues to respond to cyber security incident

All of us at the College of Nurses of Ontario would like to thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we continue to respond to the cyber security incident we experienced on September 8. We are pleased to report that most of our systems are now restored, and we have made significant progress in resuming normal operations.

We are working hard to catch up on the emails, applications, calls and requests we received in the days preceding and during the service outage. Dedicated teams are working to process outstanding applications and requests and respond to your calls and emails as quickly as possible. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work hard to catch up...

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Moving forward with RPN scope of practice expansion

At its September meeting, CNO’s Council approved a proposal to expand the RPN scope of practice. The change will allow RPNs to initiate components of four specific controlled acts. This means RPNs who have the relevant competence will be able to independently decide that a procedure is required, then safely perform the procedure without an order from a prescriber...

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Make an impact: Join a committee

To protect the public by supporting safe practice, CNO needs nurses from all areas of practice to bring their unique and valuable insights to the table. It’s an opportunity for nurses to contribute to regulatory processes that protect patients.

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Did you hear? We’ve simplified our Quality Assurance program this year

In response to the challenging circumstances nurses have faced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CNO has streamlined the Quality Assurance program for 2020.

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Join CNO’s Council and make a difference for patients

Every day, you speak up for your patients. You advocate for their safe care and help them meet their specific care goals in many different ways. It’s something you all do as nurses — no matter your role, title or practice setting — every day.


If you are interested in advocating for safe, quality nursing care at a policy and strategic level, consider running for election to CNO’s Council. By participating in nursing regulation, you have an opportunity to ensure that all Ontarians receive the best possible nursing care.



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