The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) is the
professional regulatory body for registered psychiatric nurses in Alberta, the
Health Professions Act and Regulations set out the College's responsibilities.
The Governing body of the College is the Council a twelve member board– three
quarters of the board members are registered psychiatric nurses and one quarter
The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of
Alberta (CRPNA) regulates psychiatric nursing and exists to protect the public.
We do this by setting standards for registered psychiatric nursing practice,
supporting registered psychiatric nurses in meeting the standards and taking
action when the standards are not met. Here are some of the ways we do our
The purpose of regulation is to ensure that registered psychiatric nurses
practice in a safe, competent and ethical manner. To that end, self-regulation
involves three over-all principles: promoting good practice, preventing
undesirable practice, and intervening when necessary.
The CRPNA BYLAWS govern the day to day operations. They define how CRPNA is governed and structured and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of members.