Annual reports are, by necessity, focused on the past. They are intended to provide a summary of what has taken place and an accounting of successes and challenges. For CARNA, this year’s annual report has an even deeper connection to our past, because it was our centennial year.
CARNA is mindful of the important role regulatory excellence has played in our past and our present, and what it means for our future. It has allowed us to earn, and keep, public trust in our work and in the standards we set for nursing care. It has made it possible for us to advocate for the changes and improvements we know are necessary to deliver compassionate, quality care here and now. And it will allow us to lead improvements in our health-care system so that Albertans will receive the care they need, when and where they need it, no matter what else the future holds. Regulatory excellence is our legacy, our responsibility and our potential.
This past year, we reached several important milestones on projects and initiatives that will help us better engage with members and stakeholders and shape the future of our profession.
The information submitted by applicants for initial registration and for annual renewal of registration builds on our understanding of our members and guides the development of nursing standards, policies, research and programs to strengthen the profession and support individual practitioners.