Membership

Membership

Membership Fees

Professional liability protection (PLP) is included with your membership. PLP is mandatory as required by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). RNAO members also receive a new automatic benefit: Cyber liability protection (CLP).


Sign up today and start contributing to RNAO's strong and effective voice, and gain access to valuable benefits that support your nursing practice.

Registration is easy either download application, join online or give us a call at 416-599-1925 or 1-800-268-7199


The membership year is from November 1 to October 31. As of March 1 refunds for membership cancellations will not be provided and current RNAO members will be unable to switch membership fee categories until renewal for November. Cancellations prior to March 1 will be subject to a $30 cancellation fee. Non-payment of fees will result in membership termination.

Below is a listing of RNAO membership fees and categories. Choose the category that best suits you.

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 their professional practice.

The cost for LAP is only $64.57 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 2017-2018 Fee
Regular Fee $50+HST = $56.50
RN Emeritus or Lifetime Achievement Award winner (formerly Honourary Life Member) $0
*Interest Group Member fee (* see Interest Group Member Discount note below) $50+HST = $56.50
New Graduate fee $0
Currently Under/Unemployed $50+HST = $56.50
Retired $50+HST = $56.50
ONA Group fee $50+HST = $56.50
CUPE Group fee $50+HST = $56.50
Waterloo Region Group fee $50+HST = $56.50
Tri-Hospital of Peel Group fee $50+HST = $56.50
Out of Province Associate $92.99
Friend of RNAO $92.99

Interest Group Member Discount: An RNAO membership discount is available when you sign up for some interest groups. Groups listed with a star (*) qualify for the membership discount.

Interest Group Fees

Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario (CNS-ON)

$15

Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group (CHNIG)

$45; $25 for new grads and $10 for undergraduate nursing students

Complementary Therapies Nurses' Interest Group (CTNIG)

$25.00; $10.00 for new grads/retired/unemployed; free for undergraduate nursing students

Diabetes Nursing Interest Group (DNIG)

$35; free for undergraduate nursing students

Gerontological Nursing Association Ontario (GNAO)

$65; $30 for retired & associate members; free for undergraduate nursing students

Independent Practice Nurses Interest Group (IPNIG)

$35 for RNs; free for undergraduate nursing students

International Nursing Interest Group (INIG)

$25; $20 for new grads; $12.50 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 Practitioner Interest Group (NPIG)

Free

Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario (NLN.ON)

$62.15; free for undergraduate nursing students

Nursing Research Interest Group (NRIG)

$30; 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 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; free for undergraduate nursing students

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, unemployed 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)

$30; $10 for undergraduate nursing students

Pediatric Nurses Interest Group (PedNIG)

$35; $17.50 for undergraduate nursing students

Primary Care Nurses' of Ontario (PCNO)

$50; $20 for new grads and retired; free for undergraduate nursing students

Provincial Nurse Educator Interest Group (PNEIG)

$25; free for undergraduate nursing students

Rainbow Nursing Interest Group (RNIG)

$20; free for new grads, retired, and undergraduate nursing students

Retired Nurses' Interest Group (RetNIG)

$15

RN First Assistant Interest Group (RNFA)

$25; $10 for undergraduate nursing students

Staff Nurse Interest Group (SNIG)

$25; free for undergraduate nursing students
Did you find an interest group that matches your interests? If yes, be sure to add the group fee to your RNAO membership fee.
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