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Trends in Nursing Regulation

Nurses should note: for the past decade governments across Canada have encouraged or mandated dual-mandate nursing organizations (conducting both association and regulatory business) to move to a single mandate with a focus on regulatory work in the public interest. This trend has contributed to anxiety in the national nursing community, as associations which support professional advocacy and excellence in nursing practice have struggled financially to maintain member services.

The following hyperlink takes readers to the Governance review report commissioned by the College and Association (dual mandate) of Registered Nurses in Alberta (CARNA), and was published publicly in August 2020. The information and recommendations align with governance review work underway at NANB, and the organizational vision for the future: a focus on nursing regulation excellence and initial support for the continuance of a single-mandate nursing association in New Brunswick.

Executive Summary and Recommendations