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 system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

RNAO boasts 41,000 RNs, NPs and nursing student members in Ontario and abroad. RNAO members benefit from membership in a variety of ways.


Through our advocacy work, ongoing consultations with the Ontario government, we are vigilant in our mission to enhance the nursing profession. Members are often among the first to learn of proposed changes to public policy and members often provide input in policy making decisions.

Professional Community

Through conferences, institutes, interest groups, online communities and chapter activities, we provide knowledge-rich, exclusive networking opportunities for members to cultivate rewarding personal and professional relationships.

Learning and Career Advancement

With events happening not only across the province, but across the world, members have access to unparalleled nursing learning events. Through RNCareers, a niche network of Workopolis, we have created a central point for nursing recruitment.

Knowledge Leadership

RNAO’s Best Practice Guidelines department offers opportunities in areas such as research, surveys, guideline development and professional development.

Our bi-monthly publication, the Registered Nurse Journal, ensures members are at the front of the line when it comes to access to nursing thought leadership.

Free Services

RNAO members enjoy a number of free services, including subscriptions to the Registered Nurse Journal, media assistance, career consultation, webinars, and attendance at the Annual General Meeting.


Liability protection is built in to membership for all RNs and NPs. Members can save money by taking advantage of discounts on education, personal insurance and business insurance products and services exclusive to members.