Find everything you need to know about how to renew your registration with CARNA.
Whether you're leaving the profession or taking a break, there are a few steps you need to take to finish up the practice year.
Choosing to return to nursing practice in Alberta after a hiatus? Here's where you'll learn what you need to do to become a practising RN again.
Following your entrepreneurial side? RNs and NPs pursuing self-employment will need to have their self-employed practice approved by CARNA.
If you are applying for registration outside of Alberta, follow these steps to verify your registration with the regulatory body you are applying to.
New to nursing? Or just new to Alberta? Take your next step to becoming a registered nurse in Alberta. A registered nurse or nurse practitioner career in Alberta is filled with opportunity. We wish you well as you embark on the process to practise in Alberta.
If you completed your nursing education outside of Canada, here's what you need to know to apply to practise in Alberta.
If you are or were registered and/or practised in parts of Canada outside of Alberta, learn what's required to practise in this province.
Being registered provides you with a permit to practice and authorizes you to use the designation RN/NP. The RN/NP designation means you are a recognized professional and legally authorized to practice. It assures other health professionals and colleagues of your competence and reinforces public trust in our profession. Maintaining registration requirements helps ensure a continuing high standard of care.
Nurses applying to CARNA need a baccalaureate degree in nursing to practise in Alberta. See the list of CARNA approved programs offered in Alberta.
All applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English to a level sufficient to engage in safe, competent, ethical nursing care.
Before you can apply to practise in Alberta, you must pass the exam requirements. Find everything you need to know to prepare and write your exam.
Plan and carry out your annual professional development with CARNA's Continuing Competence Program (CCP).
Find out how to meet CARNA's practice hours requirements and what to do next.
Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about fitness to practise.
After May 1, 2019, applicants will need to complete an eLearning course on jurisprudence.
Find answers to common questions about maintaining your registration.
Are you applying from outside of Canada and have questions about the application process? Find answers here.