Amanda Brewer

RPNCE will become a computer-based test in 2022

The Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE) tests entry-level competence and safety to practice of applicants seeking registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) registration in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In May 2022, the RPNCE will transition from the current pencil-and-paper exam to a computer-based exam. Instead of having to travel to Regina to write …

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September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

Today, and everyday, we honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities, and recognize our country’s painful history and its ongoing impacts. The RPNAS is committed to listening, to learning, and working together toward genuine truth and reconciliation. Every Child Matters. Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to …

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Key Regulatory Change for RPNs working in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories

Effective December 31, 2021, RPNAS will no longer continue to regulate RPNs in Nunavut and Northwest Territories. In 2000, signatories from the four (4) RPN regulatory bodies in western Canada entered into an agreement to enable and facilitate the practice of RPNs in the northern Canadian territories. RPNAS is serving notice that effective December 31, …

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New Graduate Psychiatric Nurse Practice Guideline Document

RPNAS is excited to announce the publication of the Graduate Psychiatric Nurse Practice Guideline. This guideline provides direction for GPNs on the requirements of their temporary license. The guideline also informs supervisors, team members, employers, and other stakeholders about the role of GPNs, requirements of the GPN temporary license, and provides direction to support effective …

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Graduate Psychiatric Nurse Practice Guideline

The Graduate Psychiatric Nurse Practice Guideline was approved May 12, 2021. This guideline provides direction for GPNs on the requirements of their temporary license. The guideline also informs supervisors, team members, employers, and other stakeholders about the role of GPNs, requirements of the GPN temporary license, and provides direction to support effective supervision of GPNs. …

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  RPNAS Council, staff and members are deeply saddened by today’s announcement of the recovery of 751 unmarked graves at a cemetery near the former Marieval Indian Residential School. We grieve with the Cowessess First Nation and all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people who have been impacted by Canada’s residential school system.  We acknowledge …

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