Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario


Why join RNAO?

Membership with RNAO adds to the strong voice to keep the government accountable for their commitments and to keep more nurses in the health-care system

  • Strengthen Medicare; reduce poverty and build healthy, green communities
  • 70% full-time employment for all RNs
  • Expand the Late Career Nurse (80/20) Initiative for all nurses who are 55 and older
  • Improve work environments; prevent cuts in nursing services; expand roles for RNs and NPs
  • 9,000 additional nurses
  • Equalize remuneration across sectors
  • Fund 25 new NP-Led Clinics....and more

RNAO's membership year runs from November 1 to October 31.

Member Benefits

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) offers many money-saving benefits that can more than offset your membership fees. Explore the menu options to find out how to make the most of your membership!

Since 1925, we have 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.

RNAO boasts more than 36,000 RN and nursing student members in Ontario and abroad. RNAO members benefit from membership in a variety of ways.

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