Things to Know About Becoming a Registered Nurse in Canada

Regulation of Nurses - Provincial and Territorial Regulatory Bodies
A nurse must hold individual membership in one of the provincial or territorial nursing associations which make up the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) in order to belong to CNA and the International Council of Nurses. The organizations listed above, except those of Ontario and Québec, are all members of CNA. Nurses in Ontario wishing to belong to CNA should join the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. Those in Québec should join the Yukon Registered Nurses Association or become an associate member of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick.

Things to know about working as a registered nurse in Canada

Provincial/Territorial Professional Links:
Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland
Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island
Canadian Nurses Association
College of Nurses of Ontario
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
Nurses Association of New Brunswick
Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association
The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Yukon Registered Nurses Association

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