Where do my fees go?
How your fees support your profession
|Registration fee breakdown||2020/2021 RN fee||2020/2021 NP fee|
|CARNA operating budget||$488.89||$488.89|
- Registration Services include assessment, registration and renewal services, the Continuing Competence program, Canadian RN and NP exam writings and regulatory committees.
- Corporate Services include CARNA building and equipment maintenance, postage, printing and office supplies, software licensing and computer maintenance, and financial and human resource services.
- Policy and Practice includes development of policies, guidelines, standards and position statements; practice consultation services; and nursing education program approval.
- Professional Conduct includes regulatory conduct committees, investigations, hearings and other conduct services.
- Communications includes emails, enewsletters, website development and maintenance, the Awards of Nursing Excellence program, conferences, government relations, media relations, advertising and the CARNA archives.
- Governance includes CARNA Provincial Council, governance committees, the annual general meeting, the president’s office, contributions to ARNET, legal fees and the financial audit.
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) fee
This contribution covers CARNA's CNA membership, giving CARNA members access to resources and supporting national initiatives, such as advertising campaigns.
Canadian Nurses Protection Society (CNPS) fee
CNPS provides you with professional liability protection, as well as offers legal advice, risk management services and legal assistance.
Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust (ARNET) contribution
ARNET is a registered charity that raises, manages and distributes continuing education funds for RNs and NPs. Your contributions fund RN and NP participation in educational opportunities from workshops to degree-level programs in every area of practice.
Every year since 2005, a portion of registration fees have gone towards a capital reserve. Capital fees go towards the replacement and preventative maintenance of capital assets, such as infrastructure or information technology. By maintaining a capital reserve, we are able to replace, maintain and invest in the tools necessary to keep CARNA running.