About

What is CARNA?

CARNA is the professional and regulatory body for Alberta’s more than 37,000 RNs, including nurses in direct care, education, research and administration as well as nurse practitioners. Our dual mandate centers on serving the public interest: as a regulator by ensuring ethical, safe, competent care by registered nurses and, as an association, by supporting the pursuit of excellence in RN practice.

What we do

Find out how CARNA shapes the framework for registered nurse practice in Alberta and influences health policy decisions in the public's best interest.

Our vision, mission, and values

Learn more about our approach to protecting the public by ensuring that Albertans receive effective, safe and ethical care by registered nurses.

Regulatory philosophy

CARNA uses the minimum amount of regulation needed to fulfill our mandate. Find out how we apply right-touch regulation to our work.

News

Stay current on changes to regulations, new programs, council resolutions, new RN responsibilities and more.

Policy priorities and research

We regularly seek feedback and input from RNs on health policy issues. Learn how RNs/NPs are impacting policy and shaping strategies.

What's nursing in Alberta like?

Get a glimpse into how registered nurses play a pivotal role in leading, preparing and implementing changes that influence the health of Albertans and overall health-care delivery.

CARNA regions

We split Alberta into six regions according to population. Find out which region you're in.

Our partners

CARNA extends its national reach to ensure Alberta registered nurses get a national voice. Find out which organizations CARNA has joined to do this.

Council and committees

Provincial Council

Provincial Council is mandated to develop and oversee implementing policies that direct CARNA in meeting its responsibilities.

Governance committees

Governance committees assist in developing policy alternatives and implications for CARNA Provincial Council deliberation.

Regulatory committees

Regulatory committees carry out some of CARNA's responsibilities as a self-regulating profession.

Publications and reports

Alberta RN magazine

Alberta RN magazine is mailed quarterly to every registered nurse in Alberta and to subscribers in other associations, institutions, and government.

Newsletters

We keep members in the loop with these regularly scheduled enewsletters.

Annual reports, financial reports and nursing statistics

We are committed to serving the public interests and being accountable, transparent and efficient by publishing financial statements.

Other resources and services

Awards and recognition

We recognize the outstanding contributions of our members through our awards programs. Find out more about our awards and nomination information.

Shop CARNA

Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge or share that you're a proud RN, we've got something for you.

Nursing history in Alberta

Find out how registered nurses' played an important role in Alberta's history through their innovation, strength, leadership and advocacy.