Call for Nominations

The RNANT/NU Nominations Committee is currently seeking nominations for the following positions on the RNANT/NU Board of Directors:




Vice President NT

Vice President NU

NT North Regional Member

NT North is composed of the communities of Aklavik, Colville Lake, Deline, Fort Good Hope, Fort McPherson, Holman, Inuvik, Norman Wells, Paulatuk, Sach’s Harbour, Tsiigehtchic, Tuktoyaktuk and Tulita.

NU East Regional Member

NU East is composed of the communities of Artic Bay, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikitarjauq and Resolute Bay.

NT South Regional Member

NT South is composed of the communities of Enterprise, Fort Liard, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Gameti, Hay River, Jean Marie River, Kakisa, Lutselk’e, Nahanni Butte, Rae-Edzo, Trout Lake, Wekweti, Wha Ti and Wrigley.

NU West Regional Member

NU West is composed of the communities of Arviat, Baker Lake, Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Coral Harbour, Chesterfield Inlet, Gjoa Haven, Kugluktuk, Pelly Bay, Rankin Inlet, Repulse Bay, Sanikiluaq, Taloyoak, Umingmaktok and Whale Cove.

TERM OF OFFICE:  May 2016 to May 2018

      The term would begin following the 2016 Annual General Meeting

ROLE:  A description of the various roles can be found in Bylaw 9, Board of Directors and Board Policy 3 – Roles and Responsibilities on the RNANT/NU website

The Board meets by teleconference three to four times per year and in person one to two times per year.

Nominations may be made and supported by an active member of RNANT/NU.  All nominees must be an active member of RNANT/NU in good standing with the association.

Nominations must be submitted using the Nomination Form  and should be send to:
Debbie Colquhoun, Chairperson Nominations Committee

in C/O of Nikki Johansen, Executive Assistant at RNANT/NU

by email to

 fax to 867-873-2336  or

 mail to PO Box 2757, Yellowknife, NT, XIA 2R1

Deadline for Nominations:  Friday, February 27th, 2016

What does it mean when you check the box on your 2016 Annual Renewal Form?

“I have completed my Continuing Competence Learning Plan for 2015”

When you check this box, you are stating you developed a learning plan for 2015 with learning goals, identified and completed activities to meet the learning goals and evaluated the effectiveness of the activities in meeting your learning needs.  You will be expected to submit your already completed 2015 learning plan if you are audited in 2016.

NP Members

The international council of Nurses (ICN) and the Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) Practice Subgroup are conducting a study. The aim of the study is to compare the level of job satisfaction between Nurse Practitioners/Advanced Practice Nurses (NPs/APNs) in developing countries to those practicing in developed countries.

We are using the International Council of Nurses (ICN) definition of an NP/APN which is “a registered nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context and/or country in which s/he is credentialed to practice.  A master’s degree is recommended for entry level” (ICN, 2002), but for purposes of this study, not required.

If you are interested, please follow the link to the survey:

If you have any specific questions regarding the survey,
please forward your questions to Mary K. Skeinke, DNP, APRN-C.

2016 Registration Fees

All members of RNANT/NU are eligible for the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) services and assistance. These services include professional liability protections, legal advice, assistance with legal proceedings, risk management and education. The cost/fee for CNPS membership is included in the annual registration fees for RN and NP members. The fee is collected by RNANT/NU and forwarded to CNPS. Cost of CNPS membership for the 2016 registration period is $34.00 for RNs and $85.50 for NPs. This is $4.50 more than RNs and $11.00 more than RNANT/NU NPs paid in 2015. As a result, the RNANT/NU Board of Directors have approved an increase in the 2016 RN registration fee of $4.50 and an increase in the 2016 NP registration fee of $11.00.

News from Yellowknife Chapter

National Nurses Week May 11-17, 2015


“Nurses with you every step of the way!”- Tell us what this means to you and we will share your story with nurses in the NWT! A drop box will be available at Javaroma.

Monday May 11th:730-930pm – Nurses are invited to take steps to enjoying an evening with fellow nurses and others for Scottish Country Dancing at the Baker Centre.

Tuesday May 12th: 5-9 pmNurses are invited to join us for a meet and greet/pub night at Hot Shots in the Stanton Plaza to toast Florence Nightingale and/or enjoy Steak Night.

Wednesday May 13th from 7pm – A community event taking Steps for Healthy Living enjoying a stroll, walk, jog or bike along Frame lake on. Meet prior at Somba Ke Park in the auditorium area.

For more info call Vee @ 873 2013. Sponsored by the Yellowknife Nursing Chapter.

November 03, 2014

A new tab has been added to our RNANT/NU website entitled:

                                                “Entry to Practice Exams”.

In this section, you can learn more about examinations for:

Registered Nurses – NCLEX – RN Examination

Nurse Practitioners – CNPE: F/AA (Family All Ages)


NCLEX- RN examination

Registration for this examination is now open. If you are an applicant who is planning to write the examination in 2015, please review the “Entry to Practice Exams” page of our website for more information.

CNPE: F/AA examination

The CNPE: F/AA examination is offered in Yellowknife two times a year in the spring and the fall.  If you are an applicant who is planning to write the examination in 2015, please contact the RNANT/NU office for more information.