If you wish to
practice outside of the Alberta jurisdiction you must meet all of the
continuing competence requirements for registration renewal.
Maintaining practicing registration with the CRPNA allows you to report
your hours of practice and enables you to meet the requirement of 1400
practice hours in the preceding five (5) year period. Your hours of
practice and your participation in the CRPNA Continuing Competence Program are first reported and declared on the application and then annually during registration renewal.
The Health Professions Act of
Alberta mandates the College to establish and maintain standards for
psychiatric nursing education and standards of psychiatric nursing
practice. While the legislation can only be enforced in the Province of
Alberta in Canada, any person who is a member of the College commits
her/himself to adhere to the Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice and to the Code of Ethics as established by the College.
Section 57 of The Health Professions Act of
Alberta identifies the employer’s responsibilities under the
legislation. In order to provide the Registrar with assurance that you
are adhering to the Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice and the Code of Ethics we ask that you have your employer sign a declaration, which states that they have read section 57 of the Act and that they will report any breach of professional psychiatric nursing conduct/practice to the CRPNA.
Section 57 of the Health Professions Act
Employer Declaration Form