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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

Nicole Letourneau, PhD, RN, FCAHS - Chair

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Term : 2020 - 2022

Email : chair@nurses.ab.ca

Nicole is a professor with the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Nursing and the Cumming School of Medicine in Pediatrics and Psychiatry. She is the Alberta Children’s Hospitals Foundation chair in Parent-Infant Mental Health and director of RESOLVE Alberta.

Nicole has also been involved in leadership related to parent and child mental health including involvement in the Alberta Association of Infant Mental Health and was recently named President-elect. She has published more than 80 articles and contributed to 13 books on child development.