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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

Wellness Together Canada

Healthcare workers and primary care providers, remember to prioritize your well-being too! You are not alone. Take time to check in with how you are feeling. Wellness Together Canada (WTC) offers free and confidential online mental health and substance use supports available 24/7, including 1 to 1 counselling. For more information, visit their website here  or visit Healthy Canadians (English) // Canadiens en Santé (Français) on Facebook.

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Nurses Commit to Action Against Anti-Indigenous Racism

After meeting through the past winter to strategize on action, leaders of the Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Canadian Nursing Students Association, and Nurse Practitioner Association of Canada, with input from the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association, are releasing a Nursing Declaration Against Anti-Indigenous Racism in Nursing and Health Care [PDF, 329.8 KB]. The Declaration sets the context for action by nurses and lays out principles and actions for which individuals, nursing organizations, and the nursing profession at large will

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Anti-Racism Speaker Series: COVID-19 Pandemic

The University of Regina Psychology Graduate Students invite us to attend the next session in their Anti-Racism Speaker Series: the COVID-19 Pandemic. The details When: Wednesday, July 28th at 7pm ET  Where: Please register at for the Zoom link (*please note this session will not be recorded to respect our speakers) Who: Director of Northern Medical Services Dr. Veronica McKinney, social epidemiologist Dr. Farah N. Mawani, and sociologist Dr. Weiguo Zhang will explore how

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