Become a Provincial Councillor

Registered Psychiatric Nursing is a self-regulating profession. As part of self-regulation, we need RPNs with your knowledge, experience and dedication to maintain the regulatory framework that defines us and helps shape the future of psychiatric nursing in this province in a manner that protects and serves the public.
  • meet psychiatric nursing colleagues who share your passion for psychiatric nursing at the provincial and national levels
  • work with leaders who are shaping psychiatric nursing in Alberta
  • learn from the knowledge and experience of colleagues on Council
  • represent the registered psychiatric nursing profession to government, the public and other stakeholders
  • play a crucial role in self-governance for Alberta’s RPNs
  • incorporate the RPN perspective in the development of health policy for Albertans
  • expand networks with provincial and national psychiatric nurse leaders
  • work collaboratively to address psychiatric nursing issues
  • develop and expand your leadership abilities as you help govern the psychiatric nursing profession in Alberta


  • serve as a Provincial Councillor for four years
  • prepare for Council meetings, time commitment of 7 - 10 days annually
    • four one-day Provincial Council meetings in Edmonton
    • committee meetings, and/or retreats as necessary
  • participate actively in discussions, while respecting other opinions and committing to Council decisions
  • contribute to the development of priorities for the College and the profession through strategic planning activities
  • link with the public and the membership to bring their input to Council
  • act on behalf of, and be accountable to, the public.