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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


Are you a NP practicing in NT or NU? Have you considered joining NPAC? Hold the date for the virtual NPAC AGM on September 20, 2020! https://npac-aiipc.org/

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ICN releases a song for nurses everywhere to celebrate their incredible contribution to the health of the world

“I am a Nurse” is released as a tribute to the global nursing family and their steadfast commitment to the people they serve, especially in this extraordinary year Geneva, Switzerland, 22 July 2020 – ICN has released a new song and video in honour of the exceptional work nurses do and their commitment to the people who rely on their care and dedication. “I am a Nurse,” an uplifting song that ICN hopes will become the anthem for

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