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.

Voices in Action: A Time for Resilience & Reinvention

With this exciting time of transformational change ahead of us, we are using the 2020 conference in May as a launch pad to make space for an independent association and provide opportunities to openly discuss the various aspects of this change and identify champions of this grassroots movement. With that, I welcome you to join us in Regina on May 6 and 7, 2020, for our Conference and Annual Meeting, as we work together during this time of historical transition to strengthen the third pillar of registered nursing and create space for an independent association.

We will continue to update you on our progress through this time of transformational change, and we thank you for your continued support and focus on registered nursing excellence.

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 or call us at (306) 359-4200. 

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