In Ontario, nursing is a Regulated Health Profession and must meet specific criteria to maintain that status. The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) plays a key role in ensuring the quality of nursing services in Ontario, as well as providing leadership to the nursing profession in self-regulation. Recognize the position of the College of Nurses of Ontario within the nurses career. Begin to understand how the CNO protects the public. Reflect on the CNOs responsibility to provide information about the profession and the professionals to the public. Become familiar with Practice Standards and Practice Guidelines Review the changes to the Quality Assurance process. Reading Assignment Explore the College of Nurses of Ontario website gain a general understanding of its set-up and locate critical documents within. CNO Learning Module Quality Assurance Program: Self Assessment at: How does the CNO Quality Assurance Process encourage you to become familiar with the practice standards and guidelines? Which two practice standards are the focuses of the 2011 cycle?
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