Reinstatement Evidence of Practice for Nurses Program

The Reinstatement Evidence of Practice for Nurses Program is designed for non-practicing registered nurses (RN) and registered practical nurses (RPN) who have received a letter of direction from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and who wish to return to active practice in Ontario. This nursing program emphasizes holistic care, cultural diversity/sensitivity, critical thinking and reflective practice. Courses take a patient-focused, family-centred and interprofessional approach. Current research, adult learning principles, social justice, best practices and lived experience provide the foundation for learning.

Visit the CNO's Become a Nurse web page for important information on becoming a nurse in Ontario (including the requisite skills and abilities).


Program Delivery Method:

This program is offered in a flexible format: courses may be offered during the day, on weekends or during the evening and may be available through in-class, online or hybrid deliveries.

Intake Date(s)

September, January and May

Admission Requirement(s)

You must secure formal admission (see How To Apply) before you can register for courses. Admission will only be considered if you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a non-practicing RN or RPN.
  • You must have a letter of direction from the CNO.
  • You must have a resumé/curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your previous nursing education and practice.

How to Apply

You must complete the Reinstatement Evidence of Practice for Nurses Program PDF application form. Your completed application form and the required documents must be sent to Gayle Bradley at You will receive an email response within 10 business days (excluding college closures) of the day we receive your application. The required documents must be scanned copies and not photos.

If you are accepted into this program, your letter of acceptance will include a personal academic plan (developed specifically for you) containing the list of courses you will be required to complete. The timeline for completing your courses is individualized based on your specific needs. For more information, contact the Continuing Education Nursing department.

Course requirements vary and are based on your CNO letter of direction and personal academic plan.

Additional Information

Disclaimer: George Brown College reserves the right to add or delete programs and/or courses and to change campus locations and/or clinical placement sites depending on enrollment numbers and/or the availability of sites. Clinical placement site assignment is entirely within the discretion of the college and is based on availability. You may be required to travel up to 150 km from the college to complete your clinical placement. George Brown College reserves the right to alter program requirements due to legislative changes and/or changes in the requirements of clinical placement providers or the CNO.

Gayle Bradley, Co-ordinator (Post-RN and Academic Pathway)