Registration fees account for more than 85 per cent of the revenue to finance the administration and processes required to support nursing regulation and professional practice.
|Registration fee breakdown||2018 RN fee||% of total registration fee||2018 NP fee||% of total registration fee|
|CARNA Operating Budget||$455.22||77.65%||$455.22||71.38%|
Almost 80 per cent of registration fees go towards paying for the services provided by CARNA.
Registration Services include assessment, registration and renewal services, the Continuing Competence program, Canadian RN and NP exam writings and regulatory committees.
Corporate Services include CARNA building and equipment maintenance, postage, printing and office supplies, software licensing and computer maintenance, and financial and human resource services.
Policy and Practice includes development of policies, guidelines, standards and position statements; practice consultation services; and nursing education program approval.
Professional Conduct includes regulatory conduct committees, investigations, hearings and other conduct services.
Communications includes Alberta RN magazine, emails, enewsletters, website development and maintenance, the Awards of Nursing Excellence program and gala, conferences, government relations, media relations, advertising and the CARNA archives.
Governance includes CARNA Provincial Council, governance committees, the annual general meeting, the president’s office, contributions to ARNET, elections, legal fees and the financial audit.
This contribution covers CARNA's CNA membership, giving CARNA members
access to resources such as NurseONE tools and online resources and
the Canadian Nurse magazine. The fee also supports national
initiatives, such as advertising campaigns.
CNPS provides you with professional liability protection, as well as offers legal advice, risk management services and legal assistance.
ARNET is a registered charity that raises, manages and distributes continuing education funds for RNs and NPs. Your contributions fund RN and NP participation in educational opportunities from workshops to degree-level programs in every area of practice.
Every year since 2005, a portion of registration fees have gone towards a capital reserve. Capital fees go towards the replacement and preventative maintenance of capital assets, such as infrastructure or information technology. By maintaining a capital reserve, we are able to replace, maintain and invest in the tools necessary to keep CARNA running.