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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

CNA Nursing Week Activities

On behalf of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Academy of Nursing, I invite you to commemorate National Nursing Week, May 10-16, and International Nurses Day, May 12. Nurses across Canada deserve to be recognized for their hard work. National Nursing Week and International Nurses Day are extremely significant in 2021 as nurses have been playing a critical role in Canada’s fight against COVID-19. The theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall and was developed

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As the celebration of National Nursing Week begins in Canada, I would like to thank you for your continued dedication to the nursing profession. The past year has certainly been difficult; however, you have continued to provide excellent care to the clients with whom you care for. You are AMAZING professionals, and resilient individuals. Be proud of who you are, not just this week but every day … #WeAnswerTheCall. All the Best! Jennifer Pearce President

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