May 2023

News and Notes

News and Notes is CNO’s regular roundup of nursing news you can use.

Join the Employer Reference Group and check out the latest at Council.

Join the Employer Reference Group

Nurse Employers play a critical role in supporting CNO’s regulatory functions and public safety. They have accountabilities in overseeing nurse compliance with Standards and Guidelines, Quality Assurance and the Professional Conduct process.

That’s why we’re looking for nursing employers that reflect the diversity of the profession, practice settings and population to volunteer and join our Employer Reference Group.

The goal of the group is to provide an opportunity for education, discussion, collaboration and consultation on regulatory and nursing practice issues of importance to both employers and CNO. 

The group meets virtually every quarter for a three-year term, with an option for a one-year renewal.

Interested nursing employers can complete and submit the recruitment from found on our volunteer opportunities page by Friday, June 9, 2023.  

Check out the latest at Council

Council has a special meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 where it will consider approving amendments to the Registration regulations of the Emergency Class. If approved by Council the amendments will be submitted to the Ministry of Health for consideration and approval. Check out CNO News for the latest on the results of the meeting.

Council’s next regular meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 and Thursday, June 8, 2023. You can check out our website for the agenda when it is posted and how to follow the meeting.

Share your thoughts

CNO has one ongoing public consultation. You can review the proposed fee changes on our website and submit your feedback until Tuesday, May 23, 2023. You can also read our FAQs page and Standard article to learn more about the proposed changes.

Code goes into effect

CNO has revised the Code of Conduct (Code) for the nursing profession. The new Code will take effect Monday, June 5, 2023, to allow the system time to prepare for this change.

The Code informs nurses of the standards of practice they are professionally accountable to. It also explains the professional behaviour and ethical conduct people can expect from a nurse when receiving care.

You can review the revised Code and accompanying resources on our website.

CNO presents data to government

CNO shared two data presentations with the government in April.

The presentations were part of our commitment to transparency and accountability. The presentations walked decision-makers through CNO’s role in registering nurses who have the knowledge, skill and judgment to practice safely, how to interpret nursing registration data and the trends within that data.

CNO has the most comprehensive information on nurses in the province, and if you’re interested you can review the latest reports and registrant and applicant statistics on our website.


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