The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) regulates psychiatric nursing as a distinct profession in Alberta under the Health Professions Act.

As a College, CRPNA provides direction to and regulates the practice of psychiatric nurses. The College establishes, maintains and enforces the requirements for licensure / registration, standards for registration, code of ethics, standards of practice and continued competence of the Profession in a manner that serves and protects public safety.


CRPNA Online Provincial Council Nominations 

On June 8, 2017 the CRPNA launched the NEW Online Provincial Council Nomination and Elections process.  The new online election process ensured that all regulated RPNs in Alberta had the opportunity to put nominations for Provincial Council forward from anywhere in Alberta. 

Five(5) Council positions were available for the 2017 election; CRPNA received five(5) eligible nominations by the July 31, 2017 nomination deadline.   As per CRPNA Nomination & Election Policy if the number of eligible candidates is less or equal to the number of members to be elected, those candidates shall be elected by acclamation. 

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NEW RPN Member Page

Members can sign in to their own personal RPN member page where they can view and change their own information, view self-reported hours and print a current practice permit card (2017/2018) and tax receipt.

Member Sign In

  • Permit cards and tax receipts are no longer mailed out to members
  • Permits are only issued to Practicing members, all other member types will only receive a tax receipt
  • Electronic tax receipts are emailed to members automatically and Practice Permits can now be viewed and printed at any time by members within their own personal member page

Narcan® Nasal Spray (naloxone) and Take Home Naloxone Kits
Responsibilities for RPNs

In response to the rising number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Alberta,
Alberta Health has made naloxone an unscheduled drug effective Feb. 6, 2017. Learn more