Provisional permit holders FAQ
Graduate nurse permit FAQ
- How can my GN registration status be verified?
- What are my responsibilities as a GN practising in Alberta?
- How long is my permit valid?
- What if I need to renew my permit?
- What happens if I fail the NCLEX-RN exam?
- Can CARNA assist me with finding employment as a GN in Alberta?
- Why are there conditions on my permit?
- How much does the permit cost?
- When can I call myself an RN?
- Do I have professional liability protection as a GN?
- What is the continuing competence program and do I need to participate?
- If I have conditions on my permit can I request a review of the decision?
- What is the difference between provisional practice permits (GN) and RN practice permits?
What are my responsibilities as a GN practising in Alberta?
As a member of a self-regulated profession, you are responsible and accountable for practising nursing in a way that is consistent with provincial legislation (the Health Professions Act and the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation), and CARNA’s Standards of Nursing Practice.
It is your responsibility to be aware of:
- when your permit expires
- what conditions are on your permit
- what those conditions mean, and to
- familiarize yourself with the legislation that governs the registered nurse profession in Alberta. The simplest way to do this is to complete your jurisprudence module as soon as possible.
It’s important for you to learn about the expectations of the profession, as all nurses are held to the standards of the profession. CARNA publishes a range of documents which are available on our document library. Please take some time now, and as you progress through your career to review the standards and guidelines. These will continue to support and guide your nursing practice throughout your career.
Should there ever be any questions about your practice, the documents in the document library would likely be part of the evidence used in determining whether or not your practice was consistent with the expected standards of a professional nurse.
The following informational brochures are also available online and provide helpful information about the issues which most often affect the professional conduct of CARNA members:
- Professional Boundaries for Registered Nurses: Guidelines for the Nurse-Client Relationship
- Problematic Substance Use: Guidelines for Regulated Members
As always, CARNA is here to help you with any questions you may have about registered nursing practice or concerns. Please contact us at 780.451.0043 or toll-free at 1.800.252.9392 and ask to speak to a Policy and Practice Consultant or email email@example.com.