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Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association

 

Our Role in the Public Interest


The SRNA, is accountable for public protection by ensuring members are competent and as an association, the SRNA, promotes the professional interest of its member in the public interest. 
 
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Registration Renewal


Registration renewal for RNs and RN(NP)s will be available on September 15
2015. Completing the online registration renewal form on-line is mandatory for all
practising RNs and RN(NP)s. The registration renewal form is available at
www.srna.bz
 
To ensure RNs and RN(NP)s receive verification of their licensure for December 1,
2015 employers can provide assistance with the SRNA registration renewal by:

Providing access to computers in the workplace for RNs and RN(NP)s to complete the renewal form on-line.

Notifying RNs and RN(NP)s who are on a leave from work to determine if they are eligible for employer paid renewal fees.
 
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Registration Fees


A full list of registration and renewal fees are available online.
 
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Employer Paid Renewal Fees


The deadline for RNs to apply for employer paid renewal fees is October 16, 2015. The SRNA will send out final files to employers for final payment on October 30th. The deadline for employers to pay RN renewal fees to the SRNA is November 15, 2015. A representative from the SRNA Corporate Services has contacted health region employers to review the Employer Pay Process to ensure a smooth transition with registration renewals. We will continue to contact other employers before renewal starts in September.

For further information on employer remitted fees call Trevor Black at 1-800-667-9945. Ext. 226 (306-359-4226). 
 
 

Employer Responsibility


The Registered Nurses Act, 1988, Section 43, 

 (2) Every employer shall annually review the registration status under this Act of all nurses employed by the employer. (3) Any employer who terminates the employment of a nurse on the grounds of alleged professional incompetence or professional misconduct shall report in writing to the association¬Ě
 
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On-Line Registration Verification Service


To ensure a RN or RN(NP) is licenced with the SRNA and does not have restrictions on his/her licence visit the online verification service. All practicing RN and RN(NP) licences will expire on November 30, 2015.
 
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Practice Hours Audits


As part of its legislated mandate and commitment to the public for safe RN care, the SRNA annually conducts an Hour Audit to ensure RNs and RN(NP)s are maintaining their required practice hours.
 
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RNs on Disability Leave


RNs must have worked at least 1125 hours in the previous five years to be eligible for registration. To maintain registration eligibility, RNs on disability leave have several options. If you know RNs who are on disability leave, please have them contact 1-800-667-9945 or locally 306-359-4228
 
 

Internationally Educated Nurses


Internationally educated nurses (IENs) help to fill the growing demand for qualified health care professionals cross Saskatchewan. Contact us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also visit the NNAS at: http://www.nnas.ca/faq/
 
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NCLEX-RN® 


The NCLEX-RN® is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and is delivered by Pearson VUE.
 
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Graduate Nurse Licence


The GN licence is a temporary, four-month licence with two possible four-month extensions. You must be scheduled to write the NCLEX-RN® in order to be eligible for a GN licence or extension.
 
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RN (Graduate Nurse Practitioner) RN(GNP) 


Allows a graduate from a NP program to practice in a graduate role while examination requirements are completed.
 
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Information Technology Update


To make registration renewal easier for Registered Nurses, IT departments should consider making the web site http://srna.bz a trusted web site. The SRNA.bz site is used to facilitate the renewal of nursing licenses in Saskatchewan.
 
 


LeaRN
 

LeaRN Program website update includes: learning opportunities calendar, Standards and Competencies Blog, recorded WebEx presentations, RN Scope of Practice Chat Forum and the list of Workplace Educators. We encourage employers to take a look at the information and share with staff. It is the SRNA™s way of supporting RNs in their continuing competence. 
 
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Continuing Competence


All practicing RNs and RN(NP)s must participate annually in the SRNA Continuing Competence Program. 
 
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Workplace Educators 
 

Could your RN staff benefit from a refresher on professional practice topics? Presentations are free to employers and can be requested by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information please contact Terri Belcourt, RN, Nursing Advisor, Learning & Engagement, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Workplace Representatives


WPRs circulate information from the SRNA and communicate questions or concerns from their colleagues to SRNA staff. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please contact Lesley Stronach, Executive Assistant, Communications & Corporate Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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RN Scope of Practice Role Clarity

In response to member input, we have consolidated this important information about Role Clarity. We encourage you to use these documents as part of your professional nursing practice.

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Is the Scope of Practice the Same? 

Do graduate nurses (GNs) have the same scope of practice as RNs? 

Understanding that scope of practice and difference in roles is pivotal to patients receiving good, safe care.  Page 16 and 17 in our summer NewsBulletin highlight this topic.

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What is the scope?


RN(NP)s working in Adult, Neonatal, Pediatric and Primary Care.

If you have any questions regarding RN(NP) practice please contact Donna Cooke, RN, Nursing Advisor, Policy at 359-4202 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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Investigation Committee and Competence Assurance 
 

If you have any questions, further information can be obtained from the Advisor, Competence Assurance at 359-4200 or contact the Senior Assistant, Competence Assurance by calling 359-4240 or 1-800-667-9945 ext. 240 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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