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Entry to Practice Feedback for CRNA

The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) is currently participating in a national review of the nurse practitioner entry-level competencies (NP ELCs).

The draft NP ELCs were developed as part of a national project commissioned by the Canadian Council for Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) for a new model for nurse practitioner (NP) regulation in Canada. As part of implementation, it was recognized that there was a need to refresh existing NP ELCs to reflect the current environment and health-care trends and support the implementation of a new model for NP regulation. For more information about the project, visit

The NP ELCs reflect the knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgement required of NPs to practice safely and ethically in their first two-years of practice. They are a tool used by regulators and others as a basis for developing requirements for registration, education curricula, NP program approval, standards of practice and other regulatory activities.

This project requires each jurisdiction to collect feedback from their respective stakeholders on the draft framework for the NP ELCs. Your feedback will inform changes needed to ensure that the NP ELCs are current, appropriate, and relevant. Feedback will be requested from individual NPs separately, later in June 2022.

Please provide feedback by July 15, 2022:

If you have any questions, please contact Marcie Smigorowsky, NP, PhD, CCN(C), Policy and Practice Consultant at

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Regan Bussiere
Administrative Assistant, PPS: Regulatory & Practice

P 780.453.0542
W 1.800.252.9392 Ext. 542

We would like to acknowledge that the CRNA office is within Treaty 6 Territory and we recognize our members on Treaty 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10. The CRNA is dedicated to improving Indigenous health and to supporting culturally safe and appropriate care to Indigenous patients and families in Alberta. 

The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is operating as College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) until the Health Professions Act can be amended to reflect the name change.