For over 50 years

Real Nursing, Real Health Care - For a better Ontario

We know just the person who can improve health care. You.

Change Day Ontario is coming!

Read more
RPNAO 59th Annual AGM & Conference 2017

September 28 & 29, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario

Read more
Medical Assistance in Dying



Read more
Nursing Education Initiative

Continuing Education Grants for Ontario's Nurses

Read more


Professionals, first and foremost. All nurses are knowledge based professionals.

In Ontario, RPNs are community college graduates. After graduation, they write a national certification examination. Once they successfully complete this exam, they are registered to practice as a nurse by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). All nurses must renew their CNO registration annually, maintaining up-to-date skills and knowledge of current practices, to preserve their professional standing.

Find out more


Who we are


@RPNAO RPN Role Clarity Minute - MYTH: RPNs only work in long-term care; they do not work in hospitals.-…
Oct. 18, 2017


28 Jun

Three New Standards for Quality Practice

In 2010, the Excellent Care for All Act (ECFAA) became law in Ontario. ... Read more

28 Jun

Ontario's 2017 budget increases hospital spending and funds prescription drugs

In April the Ontario government, led by Premier Kathleen Wynne, released its... Read more

Join RPNAO - be part of the voice for RPNs in Ontario!

Membership Application for RPNs, students and organizations

Apply Online Now


15 Nov

New Grad Day - Finding that First Job Workshop - Wed, Nov 15, 2017

  • Nov 15, 17

Join us for a specially designed workshop for newly graduated or recently... Read more

04 Aug

Change Day Ontario: The Difference is You!

  • Aug 04, 17

RPNAO is excited to announce that, with the unanimous endorsement of our Board... Read more

04 Sep

Advanced Ostomy Care and Management - Sept 4 - Nov 12 - ONLINE

  • Sep 04, 17

Advanced Ostomy Care and ManagementSeptember 4 – November 12, 2017... Read more

20 Jul

CATIE Forum 2017 - Transforming our practice: New knowledge, new strategies

  • Jul 20, 17

CATIE is hosting its national, bilingual forum November 23 and 24, 2017. Our... Read more