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Who is eligible for CNPS?

RNs and NPs who have a valid licence or registration to practise nursing in Alberta, British Columbia1, Manitoba2, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan or Yukon are already eligible for CNPS services as a benefit of their provincial or territorial membership in a CNPS member organization. 

RNs and NPs who have a valid licence or registration to practise nursing in Ontario, Quebec3 or Manitoba can opt to become eligible for CNPS services as an individual beneficiary.4

Notes:

  1. As of November 1, 2018, registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) duly registered to practice in British Columbia, including Interim registrants and Employed Student Psychiatric Nurses, will be recognized as CNPS beneficiaries and will be eligible for all core CNPS services, including its comprehensive professional liability protection.
  2. Manitoba RNs and NPs are required to be CNPS beneficiaries. Manitoba nurses can maintain their CNPS beneficiary status by joining the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) or becoming an individual beneficiary of CNPS. 
  3. Ontario and Quebec RNs and NPs who register for CNPS protection with CNA membership are also eligible for CNPS services.
  4. New for 2019: Registration for Licensed/Registered Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) for the 2019 protection year begins November 1, 2018.

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Fees

Type Period RN NP
Individual Beneficiary Today - Dec 31, 2018 $28.75 $82.50
Individual Beneficiary Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 $115 $330
Supplementary Protection Today - Dec 31, 2018 $45 $45
Supplementary Protection Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 $105 $105
Note: Fees are subject to applicable sales taxes (GST/HST)


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Ontario Nurses

RNs and NPs in Ontario can access CNPS protection and services by becoming an individual beneficiary of the CNPS.  Ontario nurses who register for CNPS protection with their CNA membership are also eligible for CNPS protection and services.

Note: Ontario NPs and NP students registered as NPAO members during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 membership years have been registered as CNPS beneficiaries and continue to be eligible for occurrence-based protection during those membership years.

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Manitoba Nurses

RNs and NPs in Manitoba are required to be CNPS beneficiaries. Manitoba nurses can maintain their CNPS beneficiary status by joining ARNM at the preferred CNPS member rate, or by becoming an individual beneficiary of the CNPS. Membership with ARNM includes CNPS professional liability protection at the preferred CNPS member rate in addition to a range of benefits and services designed for Manitoba nurses. For more information, please visit www.arnm.ca.

Your options include:

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Quebec Nurses

RNs and NPs in Quebec can access CNPS protection and services by becoming an individual beneficiary of the CNPS.  Quebec nurses who register for CNPS protection with their CNA membership are also eligible for CNPS protection and services.

CNPS services include access to a bilingual lawyer who is licensed to practise law in Quebec. CNPS legal advisors have experience in health law and are knowledgeable about the practice of nursing.

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Nursing Students and Grads

Nursing Students: Learn about your legal risks in nursing. Sign up for free CNPS resources at cnps.ca/student

In most Canadian jurisdictions, nursing graduates who have been granted a provisional or temporary RN licence automatically become CNPS beneficiaries through their provincial or territorial nursing regulator. In Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba* you can become eligible for CNPS services as an individual beneficiary.

*Note: Manitoba RNs and NPs are required to be CNPS beneficiaries. Manitoba nurses can become a CNPS beneficiary by joining the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) at the preferred CNPS member rate, or becoming an individual beneficiary of CNPS.

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About CNPS

The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional liability protection, legal assistance, and risk management services to more than 130,000 eligible nurses in Canada.

For an additional fee, the CNPS now offers Supplementary Protection to provide nurses with assistance with regulatory matters (college complaints). The option to apply for Supplementary Protection will be presented to you during the registration process.

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Contact Us

Call us at 1-844-4MY-CNPS (1-844-469-2677) or email registration@cnps.ca if you have questions or need further information. The CNPS office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. eastern time, and closed on statutory holidays.

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