- Special Membership Meeting: 6:30 May 22nd at KDFN Health Centre The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed changes in the Canadian Nurses Association governance model. Plan to attend and give your input to the YRNA Board.
- Next Education Fund deadline is May 31st, 2013.
- Continuing Competence Process... Now is the time to start!
The Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA) is the regulatory body and professional association for registered nurses in the Yukon.
YRNA exists to ensure public protection with regard to nursing practice. YRNA is responsible for establishing and promoting standards for practice, for regulating nursing practice, and for advancing nursing excellence.
YRNA’s vision is that Registered Nurses of Yukon promote a healthy Yukon community through caring, leadership and the advancement of nursing excellence.
Nursing is a self-regulating profession.
Registered Nurses are self-regulated health care professionals who work autonomously and in collaboration with others. RNs enable individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations to achieve their optimal health. RNs coordinate health care, deliver direct services and support clients in their self-care decisions and actions in situations of health, illness, injury and disability in all stages of life. RNs contribute to the health care system through their work in direct practice, education, administration, research and policy in a wide array of settings (CNA, 2007).
Self-regulation is based on the belief that the profession has the special knowledge required to set standards for professional nursing practice (CNA, 2002). Regulation refers to the forms and processes through which order, control, and consistency are brought to a practice (CNA, 2001).
The nursing profession uses self-regulation to protect the public. As members of a self-regulated profession, registered nurses, individually and collectively, carry the responsibility to practise competently and safely.