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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

Job Opening: Executive Assistant

The Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut has a place on its team for a knowledgeable, personable, and experienced Executive Assistant. As the Executive Assistant you will provide administrative support to the Executive Director, Director of Professional Conduct Review, and the Board of Directors. The Executive Assistant performs office support and basic bookkeeping functions. This position is also responsible for special projects such as event coordination. Qualifications: Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent

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MAID Update

On March 17, 2021, changes to Canada’s MAID legislation became law. More information is available here.

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PHAC COVID-19 Vaccination Tool Kit for Health Care Providers

Click here for the COVID-19 Vaccination Tool Kit for Health Care Providers. The current edition of the tool kit includes information on the following topics: About COVID-19 Overview of Vaccines Authorized Vaccines Guidance Vaccine Safety Additional Resources We encourage you to revisit the tool kit in the future, as this resource will be continuously updated with new and updated information.  

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AGM: Call for Nominations

The RNANT/NU Nomination Committee is currently seeking nominations for the following positions on the RNANT/NU: President-Elect NT Vice President NU Vice President NU West Rep NU East Rep NT North Rep NT South Rep Treasurer Secretary Term of Office: May 2021 to May 2023 The term would begin following the 2021 Annual General Meeting Role:  A description of the various roles can be found in Bylaw 9. The Board meets by teleconference three to four

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