Welcome to the College 
             Registered Psychiatric Nurses 
of Alberta


Regulatory Body for Psychiatric Nurses
in Alberta Since 1950


The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) regulates psychiatric nursing as a distinct profession in Alberta under the Health Professions Act.

As a College, CRPNA provides direction to and regulates the practice of psychiatric nurses. The College establishes, maintains and enforces the requirements for licensure/registration, standards for registration, code of ethics, standards of practice and continued competence of the Profession in a manner that serves and protects public safety.


You can make a difference in the fight against COVID-19 now as you provide much-needed healthcare support to the provincial pandemic response.


Whether newly-minted, recently retired, or somewhere in between, there’s a need for qualified nurses to assist in a variety of roles across the health sector right now. We need people like you who can use their nursing training and skills to help with crucial tasks such as contact tracing, assisting in assessment centres, or providing necessary on-the-ground support, particularly in casual/relief roles across the province in continuing care and acute care.


Thank you for your interest and your time. We couldn’t do it without you!



Registered Psychiatric Nurse/Registered Nurse


Apply here: https://albertahs.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=ALB00174957&lang=en

AHS  Now Hiring Nursing Students and Recent Graduates

Nursing Students


Please apply at the link below (have reference contact information, proof of clinical hours and resumé ready to attach):


COVID Student Employment


Newly Graduated Nurses with Provisional/Temporary License


Nurses in possession of their provisional/temporary license please apply at the link below (have reference contact information and resumé ready to attach):





Note: If you are a student and have already applied to AHS via the general help posting, your application will be automatically transferred over to the student link.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has a significant need for experienced nursing professionals to support the COVID-19 response. If you are a recently retired RN or RPN, you can help us provide critical services throughout the pandemic.


Whether your license is active or expired, AHS can support you to ensure your years of experience can be utilized in our COVID-19 response. Retired RNs and RPNs may provide support on contact tracing teams, in continuing care facilities, as part of public health and in other areas of demand. Read more below about our in-demand positions:


Contact Tracing positions follow-up on confirmed, probable and suspect cases of COVID-19 and their contacts. You will use clinical software to conduct investigations, provide health information, and perform data entry while talking to patients. You must be comfortable with telephone triage and assessment, and be able to work at a computer for the entirety of your shifts.


Public Health positions will take place in the community and support COVID-19 response activities which may include community swabbing and immunization. You may be deployed to various healthcare facilities, assessment centres, worksites, and other areas within the zone, including potential home visits.


Continuing Care positions include home care, supportive living, long-term care, hospice and end-of-life care. You will ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. We need compassionate people who are accountable and responsible, who treat patients with dignity and respect.


Express interest by applying below. We’ll follow up with a survey asking for additional information, including what kind of placement you would be most interested in. Your compassion, dedication, and skills are needed now more than ever. If you want to make a difference in your community, consider applying to help us defeat COVID-19.


 Apply Here

CRPNA Head Office is closed to the public,
but remains open for business with staff available by email or by phone during regular business hours.

CRPNA is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and hope that you, your family and your community are safe and healthy and remain so.

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) has taken steps to minimize the risk of transmission while ensuring the continuity of essential services.  The CRPNA Head Office is taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our employees, registrants and the public and has moved all services remotely and online.  We are prepared for remote operations with no business interruption, this transition is seamless and services we provide to our registrants and the public will continue.

The CRPNA remains open for business with staff available by email or by phone during regular business hours.  The CRPNA anticipates minimal disruption of services, however if there is a need to increase our pandemic response, resources may be re-allocated and non-essential work may be delayed.
Registration renewal is not anticipated to be impacted, our staff are available by email or by phone to assist in any registration renewal issues or questions you may have.  The CRPNA will continue to monitor updates from Alberta Health and Government closely to ensure that the appropriate measures are in place for our registrants, employers and the public.

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

To protect yourself and others:

         stay home and away from others if sick or in isolation
         * wash hands often, using soap and water for at least twenty seconds
         * cover coughs and sneezes
         * avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
         * avoid travel outside Canada 
         * Self-isolate for 14 days if returning from travel outside Canada, or were exposed to COVID-19

Alberta Health Advises: If you have symptoms, like a dry cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing:

        * stay home - do not go to an ER or clinic
        * take the COVID-19 self-assessment
        * call Health Link 811 for instructions and testing

Thank you

We are monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak very carefully and we will keep stakeholders informed as the situation evolves. We thank you for your understanding as we work to fulfill our public protection mandate during these unprecedented times. 

Telephone: 780.434.7666               Toll Free: 1.877.234.7666                  Email: crpna@crpna.ab.ca