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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

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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2021 annual Award of Excellence in Nursing: call for nominations

Celebrating the dedication, initiative and distinction of nurses who are helping to improve the health of First Nations and Inuit in Canada. About the award The award will be presented to 3 exceptional nurses who provide care to First Nations or Inuit clients. Nominees will have demonstrated that they are committed to excellence in nursing practice by: consistently using sound judgment at all times when delivering nursing services to individuals, organizations and communities; maintaining professionalism

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NSWOCC announces the official launch of the new Canadian Standards of Practice for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence 3rd Edition

Aim – These revised Standards of Practice aim to support clinical practice based on informed evidence to improve the care and management of people living with wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) challenges. Intended Users – Health care professionals who specialize in direct or indirect care of people living with WOC challenges. These national standards can be found on the NSWOCC website at www.nswoc.ca for file saving and download on the home page.

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