Our Mission

We regulate nursing in the northwest territories and Nunavut. Through licensing, policies and standards we promote excellence in nursing and ensure public safety.

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Professional Practice information assists in guiding nursing practice.

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The Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association (NWTRNA) was established in 1975 by the Nursing Profession Act as the regulatory and professional body for regisgjhgjhghjunavut (NU). Effective January 1, 2004, with new legislation the Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association changed its name to the Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU).

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners are the only self-regulated health professionals in both the NT and NU. The regulatory functions of RNANT/NU per the Nursing Profession Acts (NPA) serve to protect the public and include:

  • Member Registration;
  • Professional Conduct Review; and
  • Approval of Education Programs

Wanted: Newsletter Submissions

We’d love your input! Tell us about nursing in your community, submit a nurse to know, or an education or scholarship opportunity. Photos welcome! Send your submission to execast@rnantnu.ca by October 31, 2020. More information available at https://www.rnantnu.ca/about/newsletters/

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Nightingale Challenge – Year in Review

This year has not been the year we all imagined, but in spite of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nightingale Challenge has continued to grow and develop. You can read all about their activities here.

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Mental Disorder Symptoms Among Nurses in Canada

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) undertook research to gather data on post traumatic stress injuries in nurses. The report identified that nurses experience PTSD at higher rates than the general population and makes recommendation for employers and governments. The report is available here

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