A regulatory college under the Health Professions Act.
From the staff and Council at the CRNA to all of our visitors, whether you are a member of the public, a registrant, or an applicant, we are excited to be publicly announcing our new name—the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta.
Our new name and brand are a result of our transition to a single mandate. Back in August 2020, Council voted to move to a single mandate regulatory organization with a commitment to develop and grow a new association. Visit the Single Mandate section to learn more about the history of this transition.
For our registrants and applicants, we have replaced MyCARNA with a new and improved registrant portal called College Connect. When you first visit College Connect, you will need to reset your password.
College Connect is the CRNA’s new registrant portal. Whether you’ve been registered in Alberta and accessing services through MyCARNA, or you’re a new applicant joining the register, you’ll find what you need in College Connect.
Up until the end of 2021, we were known as the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta—CARNA, but strategic and legislated changes have required us to divest association activities and focus on a single regulatory mandate. Looking for information about the new Alberta nursing association? Contact info for the association can be found here.
Use this tool to verify if a nurse is licensed with the CRNA or to check if they currently hold a valid license to practice. Our online verification service enables the public, employers and registrants to confirm if a nurse is eligible to practice in Alberta.
CRNA exists to protect the public's health and welfare by assuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. Any person who has knowledge of misconduct by a licensed nurse that may violate a nursing law or rule may file a complaint about the alleged violation here.
Keep up to date on news related to nursing standards, initiatives and new developments happening in the regulatory profession.
The CRNA Council is comprised of sixteen members—eight public representatives and eight registrants. The governance structure ensures the Council's mandate is achieved through clear delegation of their authority to governance and regulatory committees, while ensuring to have equal numbers of public and registrant members where appropriate.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic. Our number one goal, which is non-negotiable, is to ensure the safety of all people—general public, registered nurses, and employees.