To ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry into practice.
The council will consist of a president and a president-elect and eight other persons elected from and by registered nurses in accordance with the by-laws; and four persons appointed by the Minister to represent the public interest who are not registered nurses.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
Council members must be available for at least six meetings per year. Three of these meetings are two days in-person meetings; the remaining meetings are teleconferences of three hours duration. In addition, members are required to attend the Board’s Annual General Meeting, education sessions and strategic planning sessions.
One public representative is required to be a member of the Complaints Authorization Committee. Time commitments for this committee are determined by availability and may vary, but on average there are meetings ten times per year. This committee requires pre-reading and at least three hours per meeting.
A member of the council may be elected or appointed for a term of three years and is eligible for re-election or re-appointment, but such a member shall not serve on the council for a continuous period exceeding nine years.
Where the term office of a member of the council expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, that member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed.