The College of Nursing Ontario regulates nursing to protect the public interest and sets requirements to enter the profession, establishes and enforces standards of nursing practice, and assures the quality of practice of the profession and the continuing competence of nurses. The College’s role and power are set down in the Nursing Act 1991.
The nursing profession has been self-regulating in Ontario since 1963. The College works in partnership with employers, educators and government so that everyone in Ontario benefits from quality nursing services.
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