Welcome to


The Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut was created by and operates in accordance with provisions of the Nursing Profession Act of the NWT and the Nursing Profession Act of Nunavut.

Our dual mandate is to protect the public and promote a sustainable future for nurses in the North. 

DUTY TO REPORT (Bylaw 5; Section 4 Mandatory Reporting)

Unprofessional conduct includes any act or omission that violates our Code of Ethics or the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners.  

A nurse who is aware of unprofessional conduct of another member must file a report with the ED of RNANTNU: https://rnantnu.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/How-to-Submit-a-Complain-Formal-Complaint-Form_.pdf

Failure to abide by the above sections may result in a complaint of unprofessional conduct.

REGISTRATION VIOLATIONS (Registration Violation Policy R7)

Employers hiring a nurse for any type of nursing work (administrative, education, research etc.) must ensure nurses are registered using our the link on our home page: https://rnantnu.ca.thentiacloud.net/webs/rnantnu/register/

If you are aware of unregistered practice, please report it: How-to-Submit-a-Complain-Formal-Complaint-Form_.pdf (rnantnu.ca)


Previous slide
Next slide

Important Notice Streamlined Licensing Process for Nurses This Fall

We recognize that our process for issuing nursing licenses is a big change for nurses this fall and acknowledge that this unfortunately, coincides with external events outside of our control. 
Allowing employers to reimburse nurses directly for licenses to support recruitment and retention in the north, will facilitate sound and sustainable accounting practices for both RNANTNU and employers, and ensure nurses have legal and valid licenses to practice.

Public Health Nurse Outreach for

Hay River

Hay River is actively seeking a dedicated Public Health Nurse to join our team in the ongoing battle against substance use disorders. With the rise in toxic drug poisonings and the overdose crisis, your role as a Public Health Nurse Outreach is crucial in reducing risks and providing support to individuals struggling with addiction.

Gratitude for Our Frontline Heroes

Dear Community Members, As the wildfires persist in our area we find strength and hope in the dedication of our frontline nurses and service providers. Their commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community is truly commendable. To our frontline nurses and other service providers, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. While you work tirelessly to care for our community, we want you to know that we are committed to helping our community and we will be operating within our regular hours. Our team remains available to process applications, answer inquiries, and address concerns. Together, we stand strong. Let us remember that unity and support define us as a community. We are inspired by your strength and resilience. Thank you for everything you do. Sincerely, Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Providing Aid in Crisis: Emergency Licenses Available for RNs and NPs Assisting Fire-Displaced Individuals in Northern Territories

Arrangements have been made with Alberta’s and BC’s Registered Nurse regulators to provide emergency licenses to some RNs and NPs, who may want to provide services to patients and residents who have been displaced, as a result of the fires in the NT. If this interests you, please contact the following:

AB:  registration@nurses.ab.ca
BC:  register@bccnm.ca

Call for Mentoring RN Volunteers: Join NCSBN for Fall Events in Chicago!

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), is recruiting qualified registered nurses (RNs) who work with entry-level registered nurses (RNs) for two upcoming meetings that will take place in Chicago, IL. NCLEX-RN Practice Analysis Expert Panel – October 3-5, 2023 NCLEX-RN Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) Expert Panel – November 14-16, 2023 These meetings play a vital role in ensuring that the NCLEX-RN exam accurately reflects current nursing practice. They bring together a diverse range of professionals, including representatives from various clinical specialties and practice settings. For more information, please direct any inquiries to the Examinations Department at TestDev@ncsbn.org.


Are you a nurse or a nurse practitioner looking for opportunities to enhance your professional development and connect with your peers? Join us for a range of exciting activities and networking opportunities with insightful speakers, cutting-edge research, and engaging discussions. Don't miss out on this chance to connect with other professionals in your field and take your career to the next level. Register now to secure your spot!


Join Us for an Open House!

Join us for an enriching Open House hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. We are honored to welcome Dr. …

Important Notice: Cancellation of PEER North Conference 2023

Dear valued attendees and participants, It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the PEER North conference scheduled for September this year. The …

Calling All Nurse Practitioners: Shape the Future of NP Education

Nurse Practitioners! Your valuable insights are sought in a critical survey conducted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology. We are exploring post-graduate education opportunities …

Attention all Registered Nurses in Canada

We invite you to participate in a national study led by Shannon Vandenberg, a dedicated PhD student at the University of Lethbridge. This research focuses …


If you have any inquiries we are here to assist you. Please click the button below to submit your question, so we can provide you with the most accurate and helpful answers.


Any person can submit a complaint about a registered nurse or nurse practitioner’s practice or behaviour, including patients, the public, employers, other nurses, and healthcare providers.

Scroll to Top