College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)

College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is the governing body for Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Ontario, Canada.

The nursing profession has been self-regulating in Ontario since 1963. Self-regulation is a privilege granted to professions that have shown they can put the interests of the public ahead of their own professional interests. It recognizes that Ontario’s nurses have the knowledge and expertise to regulate themselves as individual practitioners and to regulate their profession through the College.

College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) fulfils its role by:

The College also supports the regulation of nursing in the public interest by:

The College works in partnership with employers, educators and government so that everyone in Ontario benefits from quality nursing services.

College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)develops and implements policies and changes to its nursing legislation with the goal of protecting the public interest through the regulation of nursing practice.

Policy development involves identifying trends or issues that may have an impact on nursing regulation. New government legislation, direction from Council, and other external factors can play a role in helping the College identify and shape its policies. These policies in turn shape the College’s by-laws.

  • By-Laws

    The College’s by-laws are the rules that govern how the College operates. Government legislation authorizes Council to make by-laws related to the College’s governance, administration and regulatory functions.

  • Legislation Governing Nursing

    The Nursing Act, 1991 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 determine how the nursing profession is regulated in Ontario.

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