Membership

Membership

Membership Fees

There are a number of different membership fees for RNAO. Below is a listing of the various types.

Canadian Nurses' Association (CNA) membership is now optional with your RNAO Membership, for an additional cost of $62.09 per year.

The voluntary Legal Assistance Program (LAP) was established by RNAO in 1986 to assist nurses with certain legal problems, on a case-by-case basis, related to the professional practice.

The cost for LAP is only $65.57 per year in addition to your RNAO membership. The program provides up to $10,000 in legal expense reimbursement for qualified issues. You must be a member of RNAO and have LAP at the time of the incident.

Learn more about LAP.

RNAO fees include HST

Are RNAO fees tax deductible?

As the College of Nurses of Ontario required all nurses registered to practice in Ontario to hold Professional Liability Protection as of March 31, 2014 and RNAO membership satisfies such requirement, RNAO fees may be tax deductible.

If you are unsure about your circumstances, it’s best to seek professional advice.

RNAO Fee Categories
Fee Category 2015-2016 Fee
Regular Fee $256.36
RN Emeritus or Lifetime Achievement Award winner (formerly Honourary Life Member) $0
*Interest Group Member fee (* see Interest Group Member Discount note below) $221.49
New Graduate fee $0
Currently Under/Unemployed $87.83
Retired $87.83
ONA Group fee $175.00
CUPE Group fee $221.49
Waterloo Region Group fee $221.49
Tri-Hospital of Peel Group fee $221.49
Out of Province Associate $92.99
Friend of RNAO $92.99

Interest Group Member Discount: Some membership discounts are available when you sign up for a particular Interest Group. All groups listed with * qualify for membership discount.

Interest Group Fees
Clinical Nurse Specialist Interest Group (CNSIG) $15
*Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group (CHNIG) $45; free for undergraduate nursing students
Complementary Therapies Nurses' Interest Group (CTNIG) $25.00; $10.00 for new grads/retired; free for undergraduate nursing students
Diabetes Nursing Interest Group (DNIG) $35; $25 with proof of DES Membership; free for undergraduate nursing students
*Gerontological Nursing Association Ontario (GNAO) $65; $30 for retired & associate members; free for undergraduate nursing students
*Independent Practice Nurses (IPNIG) $35 for RNs; free for undergraduate nursing students
International Nursing Interest Group (INIG) $25; $20 for new grads; $15 for undergraduate nursing students
*Maternal Child Nurses' Interest Group (MCNIG) $25; free for undergraduate nursing students
Men in Nursing Interest Group (MINIG) $20; $5 for undergraduate nursing students
*Mental Health Nursing Interest Group (MHNIG) $35 for RNs (of total fee, $15 goes to MHNIG, $20 goes to CFMHN); $17.50 for undergraduate nursing students
*Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario (NPAO) $425.10; $209.86 for unemployed/retired; $20 with proof of NP student status
*Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario (NLN.ON) $62.15; free for undergraduate nursing students
*Nursing Research Interest Group (NRIG) $20; free for undergraduate nursing students
Nursing Students of Ontario (NSO) free with Undergraduate Nursing Student Associate membership
Occupational Health Nurses Interest Group (OHNIG) $20; free for undergraduate nursing students
Ontario Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (OARN) $35; $17.50 free for undergraduate nursing students
Ontario Campus Health Nursing Association (OCHNA) $25; $10 for retired, emeritus, new grads and undergraduate nursing students
Ontario Correctional Nurses' Interest Group (OCNIG) $30; $15 free for undergraduate nursing students
*Ontario Family Practice Nurses (OFPN) $50; $30 for undergraduate nursing students; $20 for new grads and retired
Ontario Nurses for the Environment Interest Group (ONEIG) $20; free for undergraduate nursing students
Ontario Nursing Informatics Group (ONIG) $40; $20 for new grads, retired and undergraduate nursing students
Ontario PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA) $50; $30 for undergraduate nursing students
Ontario Woundcare Interest Group (OntWIG) $40; $20 for undergraduate nursing students
Palliative Care Nurses Interest Group (PCNIG) $30; free for undergraduate nursing students
Parish Nursing Interest Group (PNIG) $40; $10 free for undergraduate nursing students
*Pediatric Nurses Interest Group (PedNIG) $35; $17.50 for undergraduate nursing students
*Provincial Nurse Educator Interest Group (PNEIG) $20; free for undergraduate nursing students
Rainbow Nursing Interest Group (RNIG) $20; free for new grads, retired, and undergraduate nursing students
RN First Assistant Interest Group (RNFA) $25; $10 for undergraduate nursing students
Staff Nurse Interest Group (SNIG) $25; $5 for undergraduate nursing students
Telepractice Nursing Interest Group (TPNIG) $30; $15 for undergraduate nursing students
Did you find an Interest Group that matches your interests? If yes, be sure to add that fee to your membership fee below.
Choose the membership category that best matches you.