Mission: "To promote and ensure competent nursing practice for the people of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut"
The Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is the regulatory and professional body for Registered Nurses in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut established in 1975 by the Nursing Profession Act. It’s purpose is to register nurses for practice in the NWT and Nunavut for the benefit and protection of the public, and to promote the standards of nursing practice and education. The Association deals with issues such as registration, professional conduct, education and nursing practice.
The RNANT/NU is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of nurses and a public member from across the NWT and Nunavut. Much of the work of the association is accomplished through committees. These Committees also consist of RNANT/NU members and the public on a volunteer basis. The RNANT/NU has 5 staff, an Executive Director/Registrar, Director of Regulatory Services and Policy, Director Professional Conduct Review, Registration Coordinator, Executive Assistant.
The association has had regulatory responsibility for nurses in both the NWT and Nunavut, dating back before division of the two territories; however, the name was not adjusted at that time. We are delighted that finally our name reflects our membership in both territories.
Effective January 1, 2004 the Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association (NWTRNA) changed its name to “Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut”, RNANT/NU, under new legislation.