General News

New Career-long Learning Program Information

In follow-up to introductory information provided at the 2021 Annual Meeting, this email is to inform you of the updated requirements to demonstrate your participation in continuing education for maintenance of your registration with RPNAS. The RPNAS is excited to announce the new Career-long Learning Program. New requirement: The new Career-long Learning Program (CLP) will …

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Important Updates

The RPNAS has been busy with several initiatives: The RPNAS sent a press release to media outlets in Saskatchewan identifying the critical RPN shortage. Information was based on the Needs Assessment Report. Covid-19 RPN Accountabilities – RPNAS COVID-19 Information – Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan You will notice that RPNAS Council has approved a …

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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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