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About The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)

The CRNA is a regulatory college under the Health Professions Act. Our role is to protect the public through setting standards of practice, issuing permits and maintaining a register, and addressing concerns regarding registrant professional practice.

Media Inquiries

For all inquiries, please use the form at the bottom of this page. We aspire to be as transparent as possible when answering questions, but please note that due to privacy regulations and data protection there is some information we are unable to provide.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can verify an individual's registration with the CRNA by using our Nurse Lookup Tool.

Our online verification service enables you to confirm if a nurse is eligible to practise in Alberta. The public search displays individuals with active permits to practise as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner in Alberta. Individuals that do not renew their permit, or for another reason do not have a permit, will not appear. The only other personal information that can be shared, about an individual who does not have an active permit, is on the disciplinary matters page.

Yes, anyone may register to attend a hearing. If you are interested, please contact us using the form below.

Hearings are open to the public; however, the hearing tribunal may order that all, or part, of the hearing be held in private. An application to close the hearing may be made by conduct counsel, the registrant’s representative, or the hearing tribunal itself.

During a hearing, a tribunal made up of public and registered members (registered nurses and nurse practitioners) will consider the evidence presented by the registrant and conduct counsel on behalf of the complaints director. Witnesses may or may not be called upon to testify. The hearing tribunal determines whether the behaviours in the allegations have been proven and whether those behaviours amount to unprofessional conduct as defined in the Health Professions Act (HPA).

The expected dates and durations for hearings can be viewed on our conduct hearing notices page.

No, there are a variety of reasons that a complaint may result in a hearing. Hearings typically occur when the registrant and the CRNA are unable to come to an agreement regarding a complaint.

A hearing tribunal must deliver their written decision “within a reasonable time after the conclusion of a hearing”, in accordance with the Health Professions Act. A decision within a specific time frame is not required.

All publicly available information related to complaints and hearings is available on our website.