The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association is the professionalself-regulatory body for the 9000 Registered Nurses in Saskatchewan. Their mandate is to protect the people of Saskatchewan and setstandards for education and practice for RNs.

Membership in the SRNA includes membership in the Canadian Nurses Association(CNA) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

The SRNA Council carries out responsibilities using the principles of policy governance. This includes articulating a mission, making policy and sustaining a vision. The SRNA Vision is: Registered nurses aspartners in an informed, healthy society. The SRNA Mission is:Competent, caring nursing for the people of Saskatchewan.

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TheSaskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) represents registered nurses andregistered psychiatric nurses employed in long-term care, home care,acute care, public health, mental health, community health, and bloodsupply services.

The union is governed by an elected boardof directors and guided by policies adopted at its annual meetings.SUN’s mandate includes the negotiation and enforcement of nurses’employment conditions, and the advancement of the social, economic andgeneral welfare of SUN members. The union also provides assistance tonurses who believe their agency is failing to meet professionalstandards of patient care.

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The Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan regulates psychiatric nursing as a distinct profession. As a professional association, RPNAS regulates the registration and licensing of psychiatric nurses in Saskatchewan. The RPNAS also sets and maintains the standards for RPNs, evaluates and approves education programs, presides over disciplinary and peer review processes, and promotes ongoing development and awareness of the profession.

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Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) isthe regulatory body for the profession of Licensed Practical Nursing inSaskatchewan. The SALPN exists under provincial legislation to serveand protect the public interest by defining and enforcing the entryrequirements to the profession and by ensuring all LPNs practice withinthe competencies, standards of practice and scope of practice set outby the SALPN.

The SALPN registers and issues Licenses to LPNs fromwithin the province or outside the province/country who meet entry topractice requirements as set out for the profession. Anyone practicingas an LPN in Saskatchewan must hold a current Practicing License orGraduate Practical Nurse license to practice.

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