Nurses applying to CARNA need a baccalaureate degree in nursing to practise in Alberta. See the list of CARNA approved programs offered in Alberta.
All applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English to a level sufficient to engage in safe, competent, ethical nursing care.
Before you can apply to practise in Alberta, you must pass the exam requirements. Find everything you need to know to prepare and write your exam.
Find out how to meet CARNA's practice hours requirements and what to do next.
Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about fitness to practise.
After May 1, 2019, applicants will need to complete an eLearning course on jurisprudence.
All applicants and regulated members must disclose any criminal history.
All registered nurses and nurse practitioners are required to complete this new requirement.
Plan and carry out your annual professional development with CARNA's Continuing Competence Program (CCP).
The College grants authorization for Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Graduate Nurse Practitioners (GNP) to prescribe controlled drugs and substances (CDS) in compliance with the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and in accordance with the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations.