The scope of practice that nurses provide is shaped by the standards, guidelines, and legislation we are mandated to enforce. These resources will help RNs and NPs in Alberta understand what is expected in their practice regarding safe, competent, ethical nursing care.
CARNA's standards, guidelines and position statements support RNs and NPs in providing safe, competent ethical nursing care.
Is your practice compliant with legislation? Find out how government acts, laws, and policy shape the nursing care you provide.
Do you have questions or concerns about your nursing practice? Find out how a policy and practice consultant can help.
The Infection Prevention and Control Team at Alberta Health provides strategic direction and leadership in the development of provincial infection prevention and control policies, strategies and standards.
View FAQs for nurses regarding medical assistance in dying in Canada.
CARNA and Alberta Health recognize the skill and experience of registered nurses and have been actively collaborating with stakeholders on behalf of Albertans to increase RN access to resources such as take-home Naloxone kits.
Find questions and answers that provide guidance for working with physician assistants (PAs).
CARNA authorizes NPs and GNPs to prescribe controlled drugs and substances (CDS).
Know what nursing interventions you need to be ready to perform. These resources outline the specific competencies—skills and interventions—expected of registered nurses in Alberta.
Telehealth connects patients and health-care providers who provide health services over the phone, computer or any other form of information and communication technologies. Until consistent procedures are in place, please follow these guidelines before providing telehealth.
Learn about the professional responsibilities and accountabilities related to aesthetic nursing practice in Alberta, the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment.
With the dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths and growing evidence of the benefits of harm reduction in supporting individuals living with, and families impacted by, substance use, we recognize the need to reaffirm our support for integrating harm reduction into the care RNs and NPs provide.
Nurses play an essential role in providing safe care to people in all care settings. Learn more about your responsibilities related to restraints.
Immunizations protect individuals and communities through the prevention of disease and illness. These resources help standardize the immunization process and assist the registered nurse regarding the administration of vaccines and vaccine programs.
The following frequently asked questions provide guidance for RNs and NPs in administering cannabis for medical purposes in their practice.
CARNA is committed to protecting patient safety and supports recent amendments to the Health Professions Act to protect patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct.
Registered nurses who meet certain requirements can become authorized to prescribe common medications and order diagnostic tests within a specific clinical practice setting.
Clarification on intra-collaborative nursing practice in Alberta and the collaborative practice principles that support nurses to practice collaboratively in any setting.
The following resource provides information to help nurses better understand the importance of maintaining professionalism when using any electronic form of communication.
Advance your nursing practice. Nursing is a dynamic, constantly-changing profession that requires practitioners to keep current with changes in practice, health care, and technology. These resources will help you gain new knowledge, update your practice, and advance your education and career.
Advance your practice with our interactive online learning modules.
Case studies bring our standards, guidelines and policy decisions to life through short, realistic situations.
CARNA's live webinars offer knowledge-sharing and training on a variety of topics. Webinars are recorded for future viewing.
Check how well you understand the role of CARNA, legislation, regulation, and CARNA’s standards and guidelines that guide your practice.
Professional practice huddles guide RNs and NPs in understanding CARNA nursing policy documents and emerging policy and practice topics through a participatory approach.
How will you act on your leadership potential or demonstrate leadership in your practice? Make a leadership pledge.
Do you, your colleagues or your organization have a story that you would like to share about nursing leadership?
Connect with individuals or organizations to learn or share your knowledge about leadership.
Explore some formal learning opportunities to recognize and act on your leadership potential.
Connect with peers who share similar nursing interests. SPGs offer networking opportunities and give their expertise to decision-making at CARNA.
Looking for other ways to enhance your expertise or practical advice exclusively for nurses? These resources outside of CARNA may be useful.