August 29, 2019
Association of Registered Nurses Officially Becomes
College of Registered Nurses
For 65 years registered nurses in our province have been afforded the privilege of self-regulation as the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Effective September 1, 2019 the name of the Association will officially change to the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador. This change is the result of an amendment to the Registered Nurses Act, 2008.
In keeping with trends across the country the purpose of the change of name is to provide greater clarity to the public with respect to the role of the College as a regulator. The mandate of the College, public protection, has not changed.
Significant technical and administrative changes (e.g., updating documents) will be required to facilitate this transition. Your indulgence during this period is greatly appreciated.
All member inquires regarding the change of name may be directed to Lynn Power at firstname.lastname@example.org or 753-6173.
All media inquires regarding the change of name may be directed to James Sheppard at JSheppard@crnnl.ca or (709) 753-6198.
College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
Cell: (709) 730-3436
Office: (709) 753-6198