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The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS®) is a not-for-profit society that offers legal advice, risk-management services, legal assistance and professional liability protection related to nursing practice in Canada to more than 135,000 eligible nurses.
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Featured News

CNPS welcomes members of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS)
October 28, 2019 - The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is pleased to welcome the members of the RPNAS as beneficiaries. All practicing registered psychiatric nurses of Saskatchewan, including graduate psychiatric nurses, will be provided beneficiary status effective November 1, 2019.  Read more...

CNPS welcomes CRPNM and Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba
July 10, 2019 - The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is pleased to announce that the members of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) will be joining the CNPS as beneficiaries effective January 1, 2020.  Read more...

LPNs and RPNs across Canada can now register online for CNPS services
November 7, 2018 - Licensed/registered practical nurses (LPNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) across Canada can now register to become beneficiaries of the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS).  Read more...

The CNPS welcomes Registered Psychiatric Nurses from British Columbia
Effective November 1, 2018, registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) who are duly registered to practise with the newly formed British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) will become CNPS beneficiaries. Read more...

Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes: What Every Nurse Should Know
October 25, 2018 - The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) has prepared a comprehensive document for nurses regarding the new Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations. Read more...

Upcoming Webinars and Events

An Intro to Health Law for Students

An Introduction to Health Law for Students

Are you a nursing student or a new grad? Attend this free webinar for a presentation on legal issues of interest to students and new grads. Several issues will be discussed by a CNPS lawyer, with the opportunity for you to ask your questions.

February 12, 2020, 12:00 PM EST Register now

Social MediaSocial Media

An increasing number of nurses are using mobile devices and apps as tools to assist in daily clinical care. As well, the use of social media by nurses is growing. Learn more about the legal risks involved by attending this webinar.

Learning objectives:

  • Assist nurses in navigating the legal landscape as it relates to social media and the use of mobile devices.
  • Provide nurses with risk management strategies for how to use social media and mobile devices in a professional and ethical manner.

February 18, 2020, 12:00 PM EST Register now


Documenting patient encounters is both a legal and professional requirement to ensure safe patient care. Documentation can take a number of different forms depending upon your patient population and care setting. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand the importance of quality documentation in helping to reduce your legal risk.
  • Understand the essential elements necessary for quality documentation.

February 26, 2020, 12:00 PM EST Register now

Stay tuned for the remainder of our winter webinar series to be announced in February 2020.

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