Changing Mandate

As of January 2020, the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association’s (SRNA) Council is pleased to share the unanimous decision to strengthen the pillars of nursing by moving towards a single mandate and support the establishment of an independent association for registered nursing in Saskatchewan. This move to a separate association is a proactive approach in recognition of the need for a strong advocacy voice for the profession. Having a clearly defined third pillar in registered nursing will help ensure regulatory excellence, bring clarity to the work of an independent association and strengthen the profession of registered nursing overall.

In November, SRNA Council announced the decision to strengthen the pillars of nursing by moving towards a single mandate and support the establishment of an independent association for registered nursing in Saskatchewan. The original plan was to host engagement sessions with the membership at our annual conference previously scheduled for May 6, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 that meeting was postponed. The SRNA is currently exploring ways to host engagement sessions that will allow space for members to openly ask questions and discuss involvement in the formation of a separate association in the fall.

Stay tuned for more information.

The Three Pillars of Nursing

The three pillars of nursing are the regulatory pillar, the association pillar and the union pillar. The regulatory pillar acts on behalf of the PUBLIC to ensure nurses provide safe competent care. The association pillar acts on behalf of NURSING to advance the profession and influence health and social policy. The union acts on behalf of NURSES primarily to secure salary, benefits and working conditions.

How to get Involved?

We hope to identify champions of this grassroots movement, so if you’re interested in being involved, please email us at info@srna.org or call us at (306) 359-4200. 

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