Nurse Resources

Below is a list of provincial and national organizations, associations and web resources that provide additional information for students interested in pursing a career as a nurse:

High School

Lists registered practical nurse (RPN) and registered nurse (RN) college programs.

Ontario Job Futures
Provides information on current trends and the future outlook for 190 occupations in Ontario.

Ontario School Counsellors’ Association
Offers information about occupations, sectors, study tips, scholarships, how to search for work, and more.

Ontario Skills Passport
Provides descriptions of essential skills and work habits that are important for employment.

Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC)
Processes applications for admission to universities in Ontario.

Study in Ontario
Explains the benefits of studying at a college or university in Ontario to international students.

Nursing Students

Canadian Nursing Students’ Association
Represents the interests of nursing students to governments, nursing and health care organizations.

Contact North
Provides Ontarians living in remote and rural communities with direct access to academic programs and courses from colleges and universities.

Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing
Influences and promotes excellence in university nursing education, and promotes research and scholarly activity.

Nursing Students of Ontario
Represents and acts as a resource for Ontario’s nursing students. Focuses on the needs, concerns and matters of the nursing student body.

Registered Nurses’ Foundation of Ontario
Provides financial support for nurses and nursing students to further their education and engage in research.

Nursing Graduates

Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)
Supports registered nurses in their practice and advocates for healthy public policy.

College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
Certifies registered practical nurses (RPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) to practise in Ontario.

Nurse Practioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO)
Provides a professional support group for nurse practitioners, offering advice, expertise and continuing education to its members.

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Represents registered nurses in Ontario. Aims to influence and promote healthy public policy.

Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO)
Advocates for RPNs in diverse settings resulting in optimum client health services.