Sept. 21, 2023
On April 4, 2023, the CRNA announced a new equitable process to remove many of the barriers that previously existed for internationally educated nurses. There has been great interest in this announcement, so the CRNA will be publishing weekly statistics to demonstrate the impact of the changes.
Sept. 5, 2023
The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) is embracing technology and offering registrants a new convenient and secure way to access their permits digitally. Registrants will now be able to download their permits from College Connect.
Aug. 30, 2023
The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) is committed to excellence in nursing regulation for the health of all Albertans. As a part of this, we work closely with employers and other collaborators to ensure that only licensed individuals are practising nursing
July 17, 2023
This program supports any individual who wishes to become a registered nurse and meets all the requirements except for currency of practice (hours).
June 12, 2023
The CRNA continues to process significant numbers of new applications from those seeking licensure as a registered nurse in Alberta.
July 7, 2023
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 1, 2023
As Indigenous History Month approaches, we encourage everyone to reflect on the importance of this month and the progress made in recognizing and respecting Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island.
May 9, 2023
National Nursing Week in Canada occurs May 8-14, 2023. This week is to recognize and appreciate the nursing profession by acknowledging nurses' tremendous impact on the health and well-being of our communities.
May 2, 2023
The CRNA is committed to reviewing supporting documents related to applications as quickly as possible.
April 5, 2023
These are the requirements and evidence that a nurse transferring their permit from any international jurisdiction must provide to the CRNA.
April 4, 2023
Regulation needs to be different. The current system has too many barriers for nurses to be recognized for their competencies and skills. A new process starts on April 4, 2023.
April 3, 2023
Recruitment is now open for registrant member vacancies on Council and regulatory committees with a three-year term of appointment from Oct. 1, 2023, to Sept. 30, 2026.
March 31, 2023
Upon government proclamation, new and revised nursing policy documents will come into effect due to Bill 46, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (No. 2). These documents outline the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) expectations of registrants.
March 30, 2023
The fee schedule for the upcoming practice year is now available.
March 27, 2023
The CRNA's Council and the Government of Alberta have approved amendments to the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation, which come into force on March 31, 2023.
March 14, 2023
The College had a pivotal fiscal year. The annual report and financials released today showcase the work taken to effectively enhance the College's ability to regulate the profession in the public's interest.
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. 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.
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?
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.
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.