About RNAO

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario.

Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.


Mission Statement

We advocate for healthy public policy, promote excellence in nursing practice, and empower nurses to actively influence and shape decisions that affect the profession and the public they serve.



We believe health is a resource for everyday living and that health care is a universal human right. We respect human dignity and are committed to diversity, inclusivity, equity, social justice, and democracy. We believe the leadership of every nurse advances individual and collective health.


Customer Service:

For any questions/concerns feel free to contact our customer service team at:

Email: RNCareers@RNAO.ca

Phone: 1.800.268.7199

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm ET