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.
Find out how CARNA shapes the framework for registered nurse practice in Alberta and influences health policy decisions in the public's best interest.
Learn more about our approach to protecting the public by ensuring that Albertans receive effective, safe and ethical care by registered nurses.
CARNA uses the minimum amount of regulation needed to fulfill our mandate. Find out how we apply right-touch regulation to our work.
Stay current on changes to regulations, new programs, council resolutions, new RN responsibilities and more.
We regularly seek feedback and input from RNs on health policy issues. Learn how RNs/NPs are impacting policy and shaping strategies.
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.
Provincial Council is mandated to develop and oversee implementing policies that direct CARNA in meeting its responsibilities.
Alberta RN magazine is mailed quarterly to every registered nurse in Alberta and to subscribers in other associations, institutions, and government.
We report on our activities on an annual basis and make our annual reports and financial statements available to all members and stakeholders.
We recognize the outstanding contributions of our members through our awards programs. Find out more about our awards and nomination information.
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Find out how registered nurses' played an important role in Alberta's history through their innovation, strength, leadership and advocacy.