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.

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Volunteer as an Item Writer for the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada (RPNC) Examination.

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Registration Renewal for 2018/2019 NOW OPEN

Renewal deadline is April 30th, 2018 after which time a $75.00 late fee will be applied.
Registration is SUSPENDED after May 31st and employers will be notified.

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Call for RFPs to Revise and Update Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice

The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA), the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC), the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) and the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS) are seeking a consultant to review and update the existing Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice.

The Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice describe, in broad terms, the expected level of performance of all RPNs. The standards provide a guide to the knowledge, skills, values, judgment, and attitudes that are needed to support competent, safe, and ethical psychiatric nursing practice.  The purpose of the review is to ensure the document remains relevant and is reflective of current psychiatric nursing practice.

Consultants who respond to the RFP will be knowledgeable about psychiatric nursing practice and the regulation of health professionals in Canada. They will also have excellent communication skills, and experience in policy development, project management, stakeholder engagement, facilitating consultations and data collection, data analysis surveys, report writing and public presentation.  For full details, click here   


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