The SRNA operates in the public interest in the dual role of a regulator and an association.
What Does the SRNA Do?
The SRNA operates in a dual role as a regulator accountable for public protection by ensuring members are competent, and as an association promoting the professional interest of its members in the public interest.
Learn more about specific ways the SRNA's dual role as regulator and association work in the public interest.
The SRNA’s strategic plan guides SRNA staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s operations on an ongoing basis.
The SRNA’s Strategic Plan provides direction for the association and is designed to achieve the mission and strategic goals developed by Council. The strategic plan has key themes; each with a set of deliverables, target dates, designated leads, and outcome measures. The themes are:
- Relational and right touch regulatory processes;
- Advancing RN scope of practice and role clarity;
- Public and member engagement; and
Annual Meeting & Conference
Open to the public and SRNA partners, the association holds its Annual Meeting and Conference over two days every May.
At the Annual Meeting, the SRNA President and Executive Director deliver their annual reports; and members vote on resolutions brought forward by their peers through the resolution process or from the floor, as well as any bylaws presented by council. The Education Day allows nursing leaders to share emerging knowledge and engage those in attendance in a dialogue on important nursing issues facing the province.
Awards of Excellence
Every year the SRNA recognizes RNs and RN(NP)s, and members of the public who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of registered nursing.
In 2017, the SRNA handed out two sets of awards: the annual Awards of Excellence for outstanding contributions to the practice of registered nursing and health care in Saskatchewan, as well as the Centennial Diamond Awards to celebrate 100 years of registered nursing practice in Saskatchewan by recognizing the exemplary contributions of past, present and future SRNA members.
In addition to the Annual Meeting and Education Day held in early May each year, the SRNA hosts several other events.
The SRNA hosts a number of workshops throughout the year, as well as weekly Webinar Wednesdays on a variety of current topics and initiatives for members and others from September to June.
The association also supports and promotes educational and regulatory conferences that benefit its membership.
The SRNA encourages member RNs and RN(NP)s to undertake and disseminate research, as well as to participate in outside research initiatives.
RNs and RN(NP)s can submit abstracts and present their research to their colleagues at the SRNA’s Annual Meeting during the Education Day. Nursing researchers can also submit their research for publication in the SRNA’s News Bulletin magazine. Additionally, by participating in external research initiatives, RNs and RN(NP)s have the opportunity to contribute to the current nursing discourse.
Education Program Approval
The SRNA reviews and, if applicable, approves RN and RN(NP) education programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels as one aspect of RN, RN(NP) and RN with Additional Authorized Practice [RN(AAP)] licensure requirements.
The SRNA’s Nursing Education Program Approval Committee operationalizes standards for program approval to undertake periodic reviews of nursing programs at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. These standards are derived from The Registered Nurses Act, 1988, SRNA bylaws, and other documents.
The committee also uses these standards, which are approved by SRNA members and the Minister of Health, to monitor and evaluate the province’s nursing education programs.
The SRNA posts job opportunities within the association and provides links to nursing jobs throughout Saskatchewan, including opportunities for RN(AAP)s in the north.
All current SRNA job postings with full descriptions can be found here as well as links to nursing employment opportunities in Saskatchewan through Health Careers Sask. This provincial recruitment agency helps you find employment in your field of practice with regional health authorities, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, and a number of other Saskatchewan employers.
As integral partners in the health care system, the SRNA works closely with several provincial, national and international organizations.
The SRNA is proud a partner in a number of leading provincial and national regulatory and health service organizations.