In the interest of the public of the province, the Council sets standards of practice and education required of RNs and NPs to ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry into practice and continuing competency.
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.
The Council of the Association of Registered Nurses is seeking to fill 1 position to represent the public interest. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.