Former registrants who wish to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic are asked to contact their previous employer, or AHS at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Covenant at Careers@covenanthealth.ca to inform them of their availability. Employers will send a list of names to the CRNA and we will reach out to those who are identified on the Alberta Health or the health care provider organizations list to begin the process of reinstating licenses for the pandemic response.
If you are contacted by the CRNA you will be required to complete an application, and meet all eligibility requirements before being assessed.
In the meantime, please ensure that your contact information is updated in your College Connect profile.
Nurses like all individuals, can do their part to stop the spread of the virus. Nurses can direct clients and the public to reliable sources for information and must also take a leadership role in reminding others to prevent the spread of the virus by:
The CRNA supports registrants in having the capacity to provide quality client care through virtual care during this pandemic. Registrants and their employer have an accountability to ensure clients are receiving safe and competent care. While in the midst of this pandemic registrants and employers are accountable to work together to make the best decisions based on the information at hand, fully recognizing that the evolving situation may result in a different decision at a different time.
The CRNA supports the use of virtual care platforms that are recommended and supported by the employer. We recognize that in highly challenging circumstances there may be a departure from established procedures in order to care for clients and people using health-care services. It is reasonable that if the employer is supporting temporary use of unregulated communication technologies based on the principle of matching intervention to need then the CRNA would also support this use as the practice standards for registrants state that the RN and NP follow policies relevant to their practice setting.