March 14, 2023
Every year, the CRNA uses a competency-based selection process to recruit into vacancies on Council and the regulatory committees.
The CRNA regularly asks for input from the public as it develops and revises the standards and guidelines to ensure they are evidence informed and align with best practice.
Feb. 17, 2023
Jan. 16, 2023
Jan. 10, 2023
In early 2023, the CRNA, in partnership with regulators in British Columbia and New Brunswick, will pilot a new registration process for internationally educated nurses (IENs).
Dec. 21, 2022
Registering as a licensed practical nurse allows an applicant to work while completing the assigned items from their assessment to become a registered nurse.
Dec. 16, 2022
The CRNA is committed to reducing barriers for internationally educated nurses (IENs) to practise nursing. IENs represent ten per cent of the nurses with permits to practice in Alberta. As a regulator, our role is to serve the public interest.
Dec. 9, 2022
Innovations are happening to how internationally educated nurses meet the language requirements for a permit.
Nov. 9, 2022
Individuals that recently graduated from a nursing program and first-time nurses in Canada must pass a final nursing exam, the NCLEX-RN, to be able to practise.
Nov. 2, 2022
As part of our efforts to transform the application process, the CRNA now recognizes bridging programs approved in other jurisdictions by their regulatory authorities.
Oct. 28, 2022
Currency of practice demonstrates that an applicant has sufficient experience providing nursing services — whether in clinical settings, administration, education or research.
Oct. 13, 2022
The CRNA and its Council are pleased to announce the appointment of two new registrant members and one new public representative member to Council.
Oct. 12, 2022
The CRNA has made strategic changes to the application processes for internationally educated nurses (IENs) to increase its contribution to Alberta's health-care system.
Oct. 4, 2022
Sept. 28, 2022
On September 30, we remember the horrific history Indigenous children and their families experienced at the hands of the colonizers on their Traditional Land.
Sept. 5, 2022
Health Canada has chosen a nurse with experience in all practice domains to take on the role of the chief nursing officer.
July 14, 2022
What statistics does the CRNA make available to the public about the register?
July 7, 2022
For someone to use a protected health-care title and designation, they must receive a permit to be a registrant with the corresponding regulatory college.
June 29, 2022
On September 30, 2022, Councillor Nicole Letourneau’s term as chair of Council expires. The College would like to recognize and thank Councillor Letourneau for her service as Council chair for the past two years.
June 28, 2022
Starting for renewing registrants this year (and for all permits effective Oct. 1, 2022, or later), registrants will need to obtain professional liability protection separate from their permit, as the College will no longer be collecting fees on behalf of external organizations to comply with new government legislation.
June 21, 2022
We give thanks and honour the traditional lands on which we work and live, within Treaty 6 Territory, and recognize our members on Treaty 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10. The lands we sit upon are beautiful and provide us with all of our needs.
June 7, 2022
At its March 2022 meeting, the CRNA Council voted to implement a new competency-based selection and appointment process for filling regulated member vacancies on Council.
June 1, 2022
It is through awareness, education and discovery that we may have empathy and contribute to the healing journey.
May 5, 2022
National Nursing Week in Canada takes place this year from May 9-15, 2022. This week was developed to recognize and appreciate the profession of nursing, acknowledging the tremendous impact that nurses have on the health and well-being of our communities.
Apr. 19, 2022
This year, there is a new requirement that registrants will complete: the Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct course.
Apr. 11, 2022
The 2020-2021 annual report outlines the statistics, facts and achievements of the CRNA over the past year.
Nov. 25, 2021
The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) and the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) have signed an agreement for a virtual care permit program.
Oct. 27, 2021
The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) and the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) have signed an agreement to launch a pilot program that will reduce barriers and facilitate interjurisdictional registration for RNs and NPs.
Oct. 1, 2021
Your primary care nurse practitioner is qualified to determine if you have a condition that constitutes a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination. However, the likelihood of obtaining an exemption from vaccination is extremely unlikely.
Sept. 29, 2021
The CRNA wanted to set out expectations and clear messaging during these times of uncertainty.
May 13, 2021
Masks are a critical public health measure that help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Only in certain circumstances are individuals exempt from wearing a mask in indoor public settings.
It is a priority for all of us to gain understanding and perspectives from an Indigenous lens, especially when it comes to our health system.
June 24, 2021
How they saw their classmates/families buried within the fields of these government and church-run schools, and no one listened. For years Indigenous people within Turtle Island have spoken about this; it is time Indigenous people were heard.