Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
NEW APPROVED College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta Code of Ethics and Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice (revised 2022). The Code of Ethics remains unchanged.
The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) is the legislated regulatory body in which all Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) in the province of Alberta are regulated. In accordance with the Health Professions Act (HPA), the CRPNA is accountable for public protection by ensuring that Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Alberta provide safe, competent and ethical practice. One way this is achieved is through the development, monitoring, and enforcement of the CRPNA Code of Ethics and Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice. This document articulates the legal and professional obligations of the Registered Psychiatric Nurse and the minimum requirements that must be met.
CRPNA extends appreciation to the many Alberta Registered Psychiatric Nurses who provided input and expertise in the development of this document and acknowledges the foundational work of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice 2019 that contributed to the development of this new document.
To access the new Code of Ethics and Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice and all other CRPNA standards and guidelines that RPNs must adhere to in practice - click here .