May 2023

New QA Assessment platform launches this summer

CNO has been working on integrating feedback from nurses into QA Assessment  

Quality Assurance (QA) is an accountability that assures the public of nurses’ commitment to continuing competence by improving their nursing practice on an ongoing basis. Part of this program is QA Assessment, where the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) randomly selects nurses for further reflection or activities.

Over the years, CNO has reached out for feedback from nurses and other health care partners about QA Assessment. Based on this, we have been hard at work to integrate feedback into the upcoming assessment cycle, with further updates to come.

A growth opportunity we heard from nurses is that you want to feel more supported when it comes to technology, and for QA Assessment and preparation materials to be more accessible. This is why we are introducing a new Learning Management System (LMS) which will launch during the upcoming QA Assessment period in Summer 2023.

This online platform will provide more flexibility to those selected to complete that portion of the assessment and include new QA assessment activities, such as a series of on-demand videos that explore the roles and responsibilities of nursing in Ontario and the legislation that governs the practice and profession. More information about the QA Assessment platform will be shared closer to launch and while the platform will change, coaching and support is available to nurses selected for the QA Assessment, as needed.

To determine if you have been selected for QA Assessment, check your email. If you have any questions about the QA Assessment process, please contact the QA Program team by email at, or by phone at 416-963-3922 or 1-800-387-5526 (ext. 3922). 

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