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May 01, 2019, 12:48 ET New nurse regulations improve patient access to medications and tests

EDMONTON, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Registered nurses in Alberta can now become authorized to prescribe medications and order diagnostic tests which previously required an order from a physician,...


Nov 23, 2018, 12:54 ET Regulation changes authorize registered nurse prescribing

EDMONTON, Nov. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - The amendments proclaimed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council today to the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation under the Health Professions Act authorize...


Jun 18, 2018, 17:10 ET Historic Decision Unites Nursing Profession

EDMONTON, June 18, 2018 /CNW/ - A historic vote at today's annual meeting of the Canadian Nurses Association has expanded the national association's membership to include all four categories of...


Jul 24, 2017, 18:02 ET Registered Nurses Welcome Coverage for Mifegymiso

EDMONTON, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) welcomed today's announcement that the Government of Alberta is providing coverage for Mifegymiso,...


May 26, 2017, 14:08 ET Registered nurses welcome Auditor General's Report on Health System

EDMONTON, May 26, 2017 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) fully supports the analysis of Alberta's health system provided by the Auditor General in the...


May 11, 2017, 13:50 ET Alberta nursing graduates improve pass rates on entry exam

EDMONTON, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ - In 2016, 1,573 Alberta nursing graduates wrote the NCLEX-RN regulatory exam that is one of the requirements to work as a registered nurse. The year-end pass rate for...


Dec 09, 2016, 11:23 ET Nurse Practitioners Authorized to Provide Medical Assistance in Dying

EDMONTON, Dec. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - A new Order in Council has given Albertans more access to medical assistance in dying. Provincial Cabinet has approved the Medical Assistance in Dying Standards of...


May 09, 2016, 15:00 ET Centennial nursing display launches Alberta tour

EDMONTON, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - A lot has changed since the Misericordia Hospital described the duties of a nurse as: "A Nurse's greatest charm is cleanliness of person and dress. Keep the teeth clean… ...


May 05, 2016, 15:00 ET Centennial nursing display launches Alberta tour

CALGARY, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - One stove for heating, candles for light, and a hospital that started with four beds… a lot has changed in since the Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing opened in...


May 05, 2016, 11:00 ET Historical nursing display launches Alberta tour

EDMONTON, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - National Nursing Week (May 9 – 15) kicks off with a centennial nursing display in Edmonton from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)...


May 04, 2016, 11:00 ET Historical nursing display launches Alberta tour

CALGARY, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - National Nursing Week (May 9 – 15) kicks off with a centennial nursing display in Calgary from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) museum...


Mar 31, 2016, 17:15 ET Most grads passing new nursing exam and becoming RNs

Alberta's nursing graduates are passing the new regulatory entry-to-practice exam and becoming registered nurses, with 83.9 per cent having passed by the end of 2015. EDMONTON, March 31, 2016 /CNW/ - ...


Nov 27, 2015, 19:04 ET Registered Nurses Respond to VON Restructuring

EDMONTON, Nov. 27, 2015 /CNW/ -The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is concerned by the decision of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) to close its offices in Alberta...


Oct 15, 2014, 11:32 ET Registered Nurses Welcome Continuing Care Announcement

EDMONTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) welcomes yesterday's announcement that Alberta Health Services will open 464 continuing care spaces ...


Oct 08, 2014, 12:11 ET Registered Nurses Respond to Auditor-General's Report on Long-term Care

EDMONTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) appreciates the progress noted in the Auditor-General's Report in the areas of process and...


Oct 06, 2014, 17:36 ET Registered Nurses first Regulator to Issue Position Statement on Mandatory Influenza Immunization

EDMONTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) has become the first North American regulator to issue a specific position statement regarding...


Sep 09, 2014, 22:44 ET Registered Nurses Respond to AG Report on Chronic Disease Management

EDMONTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) supports the recommendations of the Auditor General's Report on Chronic Disease Management,...


May 02, 2014, 09:09 ET Registered Nurses Encourage Measles Immunization

EDMONTON, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is urging the general public as well as its 35,000 registered nurse and nurse practitioner members to ...


Oct 09, 2013, 12:33 ET Alberta Registered Nurses Respond to CIHI Report

EDMONTON, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The report released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Regulated Nursing Workforce: 2012, emphasizes the need for Alberta to increase the...


May 10, 2013, 20:19 ET Outstanding Alberta registered nurses recognized with Awards of Nursing Excellence

EDMONTON, May 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) will honour eight registered nurses during its 14th annual CARNA Awards of Nursing Excellence Gala...


May 06, 2013, 11:36 ET National Nursing Week, May 6 to 12, 2013

Nursing: A leading force for change EDMONTON, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Registered nurses are the largest group of health professionals working in health care but, according to the College and Association...


Mar 28, 2013, 15:22 ET CARNA Pleased with Supreme Court Decision to Dismiss

EDMONTON, March 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta welcomes today's decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to dismiss an appeal by two RNs with addictions...


Mar 14, 2013, 20:07 ET CARNA Responds to Announcement of Assessment Centre Closures

EDMONTON, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) has been informed that Mount Royal College (MRU) will be closing their Substantially Equivalent...


Jan 25, 2013, 15:14 ET Six Alberta RNs honoured with the Diamond Jubilee Medal

EDMONTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Six registered nurses were honoured with Diamond Jubilee medals by his Honour Col. (Ret'd) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Alberta's Lieutenant Governor at a ceremony ...


Jan 24, 2013, 20:03 ET Media Advisory: Alberta's Lt. Governor to present Diamond Jubilee Medals to six RNs

EDMONTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Honour Col. (Ret'd) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, will present Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals to six Alberta registered nurses at a ceremony on Friday,...