The scope of practice that nurses provide is shaped by the standards, guidelines, and legislation we are mandated to enforce. These resources will help RNs and NPs in Alberta understand what is expected in their practice regarding safe, competent, ethical nursing care.
The Infection Prevention and Control Team at Alberta Health provides strategic direction and leadership in the development of provincial infection prevention and control policies, strategies and standards.
CARNA and Alberta Health recognize the skill and experience of registered nurses and have been actively collaborating with stakeholders on behalf of Albertans to increase RN access to resources such as take-home Naloxone kits.
Physician assistants (PAs) are unregulated care providers (UCPs) who provide medical services under the supervision of a physician. Find questions and answers that provide guidance for working with PAs.
Know what nursing interventions you need to be ready to perform. These resources outline the specific competencies—skills and interventions—expected of registered nurses in Alberta.
Telehealth connects patients and health-care providers who provide health services over the phone, computer or any other form of information and communication technologies. Until consistent procedures are in place, please follow these guidelines before providing telehealth.
Aesthetic nursing is the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment such as, but not limited to, dermal fillers, volume enhancers, collagen stimulators, lipolysis and neuromodulators. Learn about the professional responsibilities and accountabilities related to aesthetic nursing practice in Alberta.
With the dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths and growing evidence of the benefits of harm reduction in supporting individuals living with, and families impacted by, substance use, we recognize the need to reaffirm our support for integrating harm reduction into the care RNs and NPs provide.
Immunizations protect individuals and communities through the prevention of disease and illness. These resources help standardize the immunization process and assist the registered nurse regarding the administration of vaccines and vaccine programs.
Advance your nursing practice. Nursing is a dynamic, constantly-changing profession that requires practitioners to keep current with changes in practice, health care, and technology. These resources will help you gain new knowledge, update your practice, and advance your education and career.
Looking for other ways to enhance your expertise? Or practical advice exclusively for nurses? These resources outside of CARNA may be useful to the development of your nursing practice and career.