CNPS. More than liability protection

The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is a not-for-profit organization that offers professional liability protection, legal assistance, risk management and education services to more than 140,000 eligible nurses of all designations across Canada.

If you have been granted a provisional or temporary licence during your nursing studies, you may be able to register for CNPS Professional Liability Protection and Core Services through your provincial or territorial professional College or Association. For a full overview of eligibility, depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, please consult:

In addition to a wide variety of publications, nursing students may also attend legal risk management webinars and access case studies for free by submitting proof of their student status or identification. Refer to the CNPS website for their list of upcoming webinars. To register for these free student resources, please visit the CNPS Nursing Students page:

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The CNPS also offers an optional and additional Supplementary Protection program to existing CNPS beneficiaries, which expands the circumstances in which a beneficiary can seek assistance from the CNPS to complaints made to the nursing regulator. Please visit to learn more.

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