Becoming a Nurse

You’re interested in becoming a nurse. Even though you’re still a student, it’s not too early to set yourself on the right educational path and start moving towards your goal.

There are 3 nursing categories in Ontario: registered practical nurse (RPN), registered nurse (RN), and nurse practitioner (NP). Each category requires a different level of education and reflects an increasing level of responsibility. Learn about the educational and practice differences between a RN and a RPN.

Here’s what you need to know if you are: