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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

LGBTQ2S+ 101: Inclusive Workplace Awareness Training

The GNWT is offering a day-long training session for Inclusive Workplace Awareness, targeted for Healthcare Workers on September 22nd. This course has limited space, so make sure to register soon. This training is specifically for GNWT Health Care Workers.  Click here to register          

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Vaccine Injury Support Program

The Public Health Agency of Canada has launched the Vaccine Injury Support Program (VISP).  The purpose of the VISP is to ensure that all people in Canada who have experienced a serious and permanent injury as a result of receiving a Health Canada authorized vaccine, administered in Canada on or after December 8, 2020, have fair and timely access to financial support. Click here to find out more   

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CNA Website Redesign Survey

The Canadian Nurses Association is undertaking a complete website redesign with improved navigation. As part of this process, we’re reaching out to members and other stakeholders for feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete a short 10-15 minute survey and exercise. Your participation will be greatly appreciated and help CNA in organizing the content on their site. The survey/ exercise should be completed no later than June 16th, 2021. Click here to begin survey 

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