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.
The Alberta Government has announced a comprehensive amendment to the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Profession Regulation. Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) in Alberta can now become authorized to prescribe medications and order diagnostic tests.