Our Mission

We regulate nursing in the northwest territories and Nunavut. Through licensing, policies and standards we promote excellence in nursing and ensure public safety.

Professional Practice

Professional Practice information assists in guiding nursing practice.

Find a nurse



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

CCHL 2022 Award Nominations

The Canadian College of Health Leaders has released the list of awards for 2022. The deadline to nominate individuals for the four categories of awards is November 30th, 2021. The deadline to submit nominations for the team and organizations award is February 1st, 2022. Click here to find out more about the awardsย 

Read More

CPHA new online course

Canadian Public Health Association has released new free online course: ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ, ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ-๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐-๐›๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. The course was developed for family physicians and other clinical care providers. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ง๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘”๐‘š๐‘Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘-๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘“๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘  (๐‘†๐‘‡๐ต๐ต๐ผ). View link for more information and to register: https://learning.cpha.ca.

Read More

Environmental Public Health Week

  CIPHI members and Canadaโ€™s environmental public health professionals are involved in all aspects of an individualโ€™s environment: the food they eat, the water they drink, the air they breathe, and the homes and communities in which they live, work, and recreate. Through education, advice, inspections, and enforcement, environmental public health professionals help to support the public health system and ensure that all parts of the community are safe and healthy. On top of already

Read More

CNA 2021 Federal Election Platform

This election season, keep in mind nursing priorities and what the outcome of the election results might mean for health care workers. Click here to tell your candidates to support nursing priorities

Read More

Submit a question

Scroll to Top