Nursing Student Welcome Page

Thank you for registering with the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) as a nursing student. Our free educational resources will help you learn more about the legal risks in nursing and how to improve patient care.

Note: If you have not yet registered with the CNPS as a nursing student, please visit our student registration page.

Upcoming webinars

Register now for one or more CNPS educational webinars.

CNPS Publications

  • Articles: The CNPS has authored articles on a variety of legal issues of interest to our members, beneficiaries and nursing stakeholders across Canada.

  • infoLAWs: InfoLAWs examine one issue in detail by outlining the legal risks and providing strategies to help you improve patient safety.

  • Ask a Lawyer: What legal questions are on the mind of nurses? Ask a Lawyer articles provides you with practical legal considerations for real-life nursing scenarios.

  • Case studies and quizzes: How much do you know about the legal risks in nursing? Test your knowledge with these case studies and quizzes. To access a case study, you will need to log in, with your student username and password. Please note that our case studies will be under revision as of April 1st and therefore be temporarily unavailable.

Access to CNPS Student Account

For some exclusive CNPS educational resources, you will need to log in to your CNPS Student Account with your username and password. (Your username is the email address you provided to the CNPS.) Your password will be included in an email from the CNPS with the following subject line: “How to access CNPS resources.”

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How to Become a CNPS Beneficiary When You Graduate

Registered Nurses (RNs):

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* nursing graduates can join the CNPS 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 Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) at the preferred CNPS member rate, or becoming an individual beneficiary of CNPS.

For more information, visit Who is Eligible.

Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs):

RPNs in British Columbia automatically become CNPS benefiaries when registering with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.

RPNs in Saskatchewan were automatically extended CNPS beneficiary status effective November 1, 2019 . For more information, please consult

RPNs in Manitoba were automatically extended CNPS beneficiary status effective January 1, 2020. For more information, please consult

RPNs in Alberta and Yukon can join the CNPS as an individual beneficiary.

For more information, visit Who is Eligible.


Licensed/Registered Practical Nurses (LPNs)

LPNs in all provinces and territories can join the CNPS as an individual beneficiary.


About CNPS

The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is a legal support system created for nurses by nurses. More than 135,000 nurses across Canada rely on the CNPS to provide them with professional liability protection, legal advice and assistance, and risk management services.

CNPS. MORE than Liability Protection

Contact Us

For more information about the services we provide or for further assistance, contact the CNPS:

The Canadian Nurses Protective Society
1545 Carling Ave., Suite 510
Ottawa ON K1Z 8P9
Phone: 1-800-267-3390