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 system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.
RNAO boasts more than 46,000 RNs, NPs and nursing student members in Ontario and abroad. RNAO members benefit from membership in a variety of ways.
Join a community that makes a difference!
Through our advocacy work, ongoing consultations with the Ontario government, we are vigilant in our mission to enhance the nursing profession. Members are among the first to learn of proposed changes to public policy and members often provide input in policy making decisions.
- Knowledge leadership
RNAO’s best practice guidelines (BPG) department offers opportunities in areas such as research, surveys, guideline development and professional development. Our quarterly publication, RNJ, ensures members are at the front of the line when it comes to access to nursing thought leadership.
You automatically become a member of an RNAO chapter when you join the association. Chapter activities at the community level provide a forum for dialogue and exchange with your colleagues.
Also, as a member of RNAO, you have the opportunity to join any of RNAO's many interest groups (IG). Active participation in one or more IG provides opportunities to meet and discuss with your peers whose areas of expertise in nursing practice are similar to yours. IGs also provide benefits to their members such as newsletters, advocacy, workshops and conferences.
Members are welcome to access any of RNAO’s education funding programs. A number of RNAO’s IGs and Region 6 fund awards and/or scholarships to RNAO members that are administered through Registered Nurses’ Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO). Get information on education funding programs. Join RNAO now!
RNCareers.ca is the official career site of the RNAO and the first online career board that was created exclusively to meet the needs of the Ontario nursing professional.
RNCareers.ca specializes in all levels of nursing including clinical and non-clinical, staff nurse , management, executive and administrative roles for NPs, RNs, RPNs and PSWs across all health-care sectors.
RNAO has developed a full-service website – Careers in Nursing – that offers career guidance to assist you with career planning.
Whether you’re just starting out as a nurse , ready for a mid-career change, or coming back from a long absence, you’re going to face numerous career situations that require a strong sense of direction and self-promotion.
Access career services now by visiting Careers in Nursing.
Services provided vary depending on the individual nurse's needs and are completely confidential. Whether you are a nursing student, new graduate or an experienced RN, this service can help you develop your own career path.
Pass these savings on to five friends and get your membership free:
All you have to do is show five of your colleagues the benefits of belonging to your professional nursing association. All they have to do is provide your RNAO recruiter number when they sign up.
Why should they sign up?
RNAO is an effective advocate for nurses and their work. With each new member the RNAO gains a stronger voice that influences policy, working conditions and politics at the highest levels.
Not five or more than five?
With each new sign up you can still earn $20 RNAO dollars!
Get ten referrals and get two years free.
Put this money towards your membership renewal or one of RNAO's great conferences and courses!
Want to take advantage of this offer?
Reach out to your colleagues and invite them to be a part of the more than 46,000 member strong alliance speaking out for health care and nursing in Ontario.
All you have to do is give your friends and colleagues your RNAO recruiter number for them to use when they sign up!
Look out for the "Get 5" email coming from RNAO in your inbox!