Registration Totals at a Glance

Current Registrants By Category and Class as of November 1, 2022

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CategoryClassNumber of Registrants
RN General 119,509
Non-Practising 10,857
Extended (NP) 4,694
RPN General 63,595
Non-Practising 3,645

RNs: Registered Nurses
RPNs: Registered Practical Nurses
NPs: Nurse Practitioners  

 

Current Registrants in the Extended Class by Specialty as of November 1, 2022

All NPs have one or more specialty certificates. The following table shows the number of NPs by specialty certificate as of November 1, 2022.

NP Specialty
Number of Registrants
NP-Primary Health Care 3,669
NP-Adult 777
NP-Paediatrics 273

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) has the authority to register NPs in the Anaesthesia specialty. We currently have no one registered in this category.

 

New Registrants

New Registrants are individuals who registered with CNO for the first time after successfully meeting the nursing registration requirements. Nurses may register at any time throughout the year.

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New Registrants by Category and Class

The following table shows the number of new registrants in each class from January 1, 2022 to November 01, 2022 and the number of new registrants in each class for the month of October.

CategoryClassNew Registrants (YTD)New Registrants (October)
RN General 7,822 703
RN Extended (NP) 325 65
RPN General 5,833 450

 

New Registrants by Location of Education

The following table shows the number of new registrants by location of education from January 1, 2022 to November 01, 2022 and the number of new registrants by location and education for the month of October.

Location of EducationNew Registrants (YTD)New Registrants (October)
Ontario 7,001 673
Other Canadian provinces or territories 648 53
International 6,331 492

For more information on how CNO collects statistical information, see www.cno.org/statisticalreports.

Page last reviewed November 01, 2022