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Council develops and oversees policies that direct the College in meeting its responsibilities.

College Bylaws

Governance Policy Manual


Council elections

Our Council is holding an election this summer to fill two regulated member vacancies. All registrants in good standing, regardless of location, are eligible to be nominated.

Rules Governing CARNA Elections

Learn about Council elections


Recent changes to Council meetings and observers' attendance

Council meetings are held quarterly.  Meetings will be broadcast live on our website to allow the public to observe the meeting.  Registration is not required to access the broadcast link, continue to check our website for updates about upcoming meetings and to access the livestream link. 

Council can be contacted by email council@nurses.ab.ca 

Upcoming Meetings

September 23 & 24, 2021Meeting package | Details
December 9 & 10, 2021Meeting package | Details
March 24 & 25, 2022Meeting package | Details
June 23 & 24, 2022Meeting package | Details

Past Meetings

June 25, 2021 
March 18 & 19, 2021 

Members of Council

Justin Burkett, BN, RN


Councillor, Registered Nurse

Term : 2019 - 2022

Email : jburkett@nurses.ab.ca

Justin is a nursing instructor at the University of Calgary with experience in international and clinical nursing education, emergency nursing, and health-care simulation. 

He is a member of the Clinical Simulation Learning Centre and has been involved in leadership committees related to ethics and patient safety. As a member of the Clinical Ethics Committee (2016-2018) at the South Health Campus Hospital, he assisted in answering underlying beliefs and values that conflict with current medical practices and outcomes. He also served on the hospital’s UNA and AHS Professional Responsibility Committee (2016-2017) that involved hearing cases involving patient safety concerns.  He is now working toward his master’s degree at the University of Calgary’s faculty of nursing.