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Resources for Applicants

Dec. 8, 2023

Did you know the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) has many processes and supports in place to make the process of applying for a permit simple and convenient for applicants?

Registrant Navigator Service

Our registrant navigator service is a free resource that anyone who is considering applying for a permit from the CRNA can access and ask questions about the right application pathway given their unique circumstances. The multilingual registrant navigator team can provide service in English, French, Punjabi, Tagalog, Tagalog-Ilocano, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Marwadi, Konkani and Spanish.

Customer Service Agents

The CRNA's customer service agents are a highly trained team ready to answer your inquiries by phone, email or in person. They can answer questions about application requirements and assist with guiding applicants through their applications in College Connect.

Application Worksheets

There are worksheets available for each application pathway that applicants can use to help guide them through the process. These worksheets itemize the requirements that applicants need to meet, and how they provide evidence of meeting them.

§    Substantial Equivalence Worksheet

§    Equivalent Jurisdiction Worksheet

§    Initial Registration Worksheet

All applicants must meet the same registration requirements regardless of their application pathway, the difference is how supporting evidence is provided.

College Connect

College Connect is the CRNA's one-stop registrant and applicant portal. Within it, registrants and applicants can access a variety of self-service tools, read news and updates from the College, and complete and submit their applications — anywhere, any time, from any device.

Attestation & Audits

As part of the application process, applicants are required to attest to meeting certain requirements. Only the individual applying for the permit should answer and attest to anything within their application.

All attestations can be subjected to an audit process, where the applicant will be asked to provide evidence supporting their attestations. If discrepancies are found during an audit, registrants may be subject to the complaint management process. A new audit process is due to be launched in early 2024.

Protecting Applicant Information

The CRNA works hard to protect the private information of its applicants and registrants by following relevant privacy legislation. To support this protection, we encourage applicants and registrants to not share their College Connect login information or application details with third parties.