All CARNA standards, guidelines and position statements are available at no charge and are available online on the CARNA website.
Resources published by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and by the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) are also available online on the respective websites of these organizations.
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Standards describe the minimum expectations that must be met by members of the profession.
Online Companion Resource
: Stand Up For Standards - 2013
The purpose of this online resource is to increase awareness and understanding among registered nurses of the CARNA Practice Standards for Regulated Members (2013).
Guidelines are suggestions for members, for enhanced or best practices. Guidelines are statements that identify principles, give instructions, information or direction, clarify roles and responsibilities, and/or provide a framework for decision-making.
Position statements set out CARNA’s formal stand or beliefs on particular issues, and are intended to provide members with interpretation or clarification.
Practice advice documents help you understand and apply legislation, standards, guidelines, and position statements.
Publications Endorsed by CARNA are documents developed by external organizations for which CARNA Provincial Council has given formal endorsement.