Currently Registered in as a Psychiatric Nurse in Canada
The provisions of the Endorsement Agreement apply to, and are limited to: Persons registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC), the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM), the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA), or the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS). A person registered or eligible for registration with one of the above regulatory bodies shall be granted registration if the applicant provides the appropriate documentation and meets the criteria that follows.
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE APPLICANT
RPNAS Application for Registration (Form R-01): This form is to be completed in the applicant’s handwriting. Proof of identity is required. The most acceptable proof of identity is a copy of a birth certificate. If the current name differs from that on the birth certificate, additional valid proof of the change of name is required (e.g. marriage certificate). Recent photo identification as well is required, either a photocopy of a Pass Port or a Drivers licence. Please complete this form and return.
Confirmation of Registration (Form R-02): Complete, sign and date section A of this form and then forward the form to your current or most recent regulatory body. The regulatory body will return the form directly to the RPNAS; to do otherwise would invalidate the form. Section B will be completed with seal and issued from the applicant’s current jurisdiction providing information on the following criteria:
- Proof of current practisingregistration or eligibility for registration.
- Proof that the applicant’s registration is in good standing and/or that the name has never been removed for cause (to their knowledge) from ANYregister of a regulatory body.
- Proof of practice as a REGISTERED PSYCHIATRIC NURSEfor at least 1400 hours in a recognized jurisdiction during the immediately preceding five-year period.
Employer’s Reference (Form R-03): Complete, sign and date section A of this form and then forward the form to your current or most recent employer. The employer will return the form directly to the RPNAS; to do otherwise will invalidate the form. If the applicant has had no work experience, a reference will be needed from the Program of Psychiatric Nursing from which the applicant graduated.
Criminal Record Check: Please complete and return with your application.
Please contact the RPNAS office to request the required forms.
Once all the appropriate information is received and all the requirements have been met, Registration will be granted. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email or call our office at (306) 586-4617.