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Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association

 

Note: Appointments to SRNA Council are made by the Provincial Government. Please contact the Workforce Planning Branch of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health if you are interested.

SRNA Discipline Committee Pool
The Committee's function includes:

  • A determination of whether or not a nurse is guilty of allegations of professional incompetence or professional misconduct, and if the 
        nurse is found guilty, a decision as to what disciplinary or other action should be taken, as outlined in The Registered Nurses Act, 1988
  • Written report to Council

Committee appointments are for a 5 year term and are renewable once. The committee does not meet on a regular basis rather it is struck on an ad hoc basis for a named hearing.

 

SRNA Nursing Education Program Approval Committee
The Committee's function is to:

  • Recommend an approval rating of a basic or registered nurse – nurse practitioner nursing education program based on association approved standards
       and/or criteria governing the approval of nursing education programs.
  • Annual report to the Council regarding updates from nursing education programs.
  • Review the process for approval of nursing education programs as delegated to the Nursing Education Program Approval Committee, which includes
       revisions to standards/criteria governing the approval of nursing education programs, for association approval.
  • Maintain processes to ensure due process, procedural fairness and an open transparent process for resolution of issues and/or concerns.
  • Meeting frequency – 4 to 6 meetings per year.

Committee appointments are for a 3 year term and are renewable once.

 

SRNA Legislation & Bylaws Committee
The Committee's function is to review:

  • Options for Council consideration regarding potential changes to legislation affecting nursing
  • Options for Council consideration regarding potential changes to The Registered Nurses Act, 1988
  • Upon direction from Council, to draft revisions for The Registered Nurses Act, 1988

Committee appointments are for three years and are renewable once.

 

SRNA Membership Advisory Committee
The Committee's function is to:

  • Recommend strategies to enhance communication and participation in Association activities by members and students
  • Provide recommendations for member appointment to internal and external committees
  • Provide advice on member and public recognition in accordance with Council Policy
  • Provide advice on member leadership and professional presence in accordance with Council ENDs

Committee appointments are for 3 years and are renewable once.

 

SRNA Registration and Membership Committee
The Committee's function is to:

  • Make recommendations to the Registrar with respect to administrative policy and individual cases regarding the requirements for
        registration/licensure and membership in accordance with The Registered Nurses Act, 1988 including but not limited to: assessment of
        equivalence of nursing education programs; management of examination policy issues; determination of good character and good 
        standing; recognition of approved RN and RN(NP) practice; granting of extensions of registration eligibility; auditing of delegated
        functions; establishing cost-recovery initial application fees; maintenance and application of endorsement agreements and authorizations
        to waive requirements, as per the Act & Bylaws
  • Insure the appeals of Registrar are presented to Council
  • Accommodate examination of candidates with disabilities in accordance with Assessment Strategies Inc criteria

Committee appointments are for a 3 year term and are renewable once.

 

SRNA RN (NP) Advisory Committee
The Committee's function is to be an:

  • Advisory for comprehensive administrative policy framework for the registration and licensure of RN(NP)s
  • Advise on SRNA documents: Scope of Practice of the Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) and RN(NP) Decision-making and
        Delegation
  • Question and Answer Issue Management for the RN(NP)

Committee appointments are for a 3 year term and are renewable once.

 

SRNA Nominations Committee
The Committee's function is to obtain:

  • A slate of informed candidates to fill the Registered Nurse Positions on Council
  • A slate of informed nominees to fill the Public Representative positions on Council
  • A slate of informed candidates to fill positions on the Nominations Committee

Public Representatives are appointed for a two year term.

 

SRNA Investigations Committee
The Committee's function includes:

  • To deal with allegations of professional incompetence and / or professional misconduct concerning the nursing practice of any of its members, as provided for in Section 28(1) of The Registered Nurses Act, 1988, Bylaw IX: Section 3, and the Code of Ethics.
  • Makes decisions regarding resolution / outcomes of the written reports received that are investigated by the committee.

 

 

 

General Information for SRNA Committees

  • Honoraria and expense coverage to attend meetings are provided as per SRNA Policy
  • Time commitments for meetings varies with an average of one to four meetings per year
  • Meetings may be held in person in Regina or other locations
  • Some committees meet via teleconference



SRNA Awards Committee