The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) is a profession-led regulatory body and association established in 1917 by the provincial legislature. The SRNA is accountable for public protection by ensuring members are competent and promotes the professional interest of its members in the public interest.
How We Govern
The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association is the largest profession-led regulatory body in Saskatchewan with more than 11,000 members.
Established in 1917 by the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, the SRNA is governed by the SRNA Council. The SRNA has a dual mandate: it is both a profession-led regulatory body and an association. The SRNA is accountable for ensuring its members are competent in providing the services that society has entrusted to them.
How We Operate
The SRNA operates in the public interest in the dual role of a regulator and an association.
The SRNA is accountable for public protection by ensuring its members are competent through means including initial and ongoing licensure requirements, practice standards, practice advice and support, approval of nursing programs, continuing competence requirements and a competence assurance mechanism (complaint investigation and discipline process).
The SRNA also educates the public, government, employers and other health care agencies and organizations about RNs and RN(NP)s as well as the evidence related to their impact in the health care system.
How We Inform
As the profession-led regulatory body for the registered nursing profession, the SRNA has an obligation to communicate with its members, partners and the public.
To achieve its mandate of public safety, the SRNA communicates with its members, partners, and the public through a variety of mechanisms including its Annual Report, messages from the President and Executive Director, the News Bulletin, and news releases. While the SRNA has a duty to share information, it also welcomes public and member engagement.
What is a Registered Nurse?
In Saskatchewan, Registered Nurses (RNs) are self-regulated health care professionals who have attained at least a four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing and have passed the national registered nurse licensure exam.
RNs are health care leaders who contribute to a healthy population. They can either work alone or as members of a collaborative team in a variety of specialized areas of practice and clinical settings. “RNs coordinate health care, deliver direct services and support clients in their self-care decisions and actions in situations of health, illness, injury and disability in all stages of life.” (Canadian Nurses Association)