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The Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association (NWTRNA) was established in 1975 by the Nursing Profession Act as the regulatory and professional body for registered nurses in the Northwest Territories (NT). In 1999, NWTRNA became the regulatory body and professional association for both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (NU). Effective January 1, 2004, with new legislation the Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association changed its name to the Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (CANNN).
Registered nurses and nurse practitioners are the only self-regulated health professionals in both the NT and NU. The regulatory functions of CANNN per the Nursing Profession Acts (NPA) serve to protect the public and include:
- Member Registration;
- Professional Conduct Review; and
- Approval of Education Programs.
As a professional association, CANNN strives to enhance the role of registered nurses and nurse practitioners through professional advocacy and promotion.
Our mandate is the creation, enforcement, and promotion of policy to protect the public and advocacy to support nurses through member engagement, leadership and relevance.