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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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The Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association (NWTRNA) was established in 1975 by the Nursing Profession Act as the regulatory and professional body for registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. 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

Nursing the Future Webinar: How to Prepare for the NCLEX

Are you READY for the NCLEX? Have you ever wondered what the NCLEX was actually like? Do you have questions about how and when to begin preparing for the NCLEX? NCLEX CONNECT PART I offered a tasty appetizer to wet your NCLEX palate! We covered the purpose of the exam, how it is different than any other exam you’ve ever taken in nursing school, and recent changes to the exam. Join NTF for NCLEX PART II – the

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2021 RNANT/NU Virtual AGM

The 2021 AGM will be held virtually April 17th.  At this time, we welcome nominations for the following positions: President-elect NT Vice President NU Vice President NT North NT South Treasurer Secretary NU East NU West Click here for nomination forms and more information.

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Webinar: Vaccine hesitancy and First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations-Potential implications during COVID-19

Presented by The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) and The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) Tuesday, January, 12th, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (CST) Synopsis: Vaccine hesitancy occurs when a person is unsure about the benefits of receiving a vaccine and chooses against it for themselves, their children or their family. It is present in every population and can range from being unsure about one or all recommended vaccines across

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