Standards of Practice

Nursing has a proud history of service. For that reason, the public has come to trust registered nurses to provide the very best in expert, professional nursing care. But if the practice of nursing were not carefully protected that trust would not exist. That is why it is a privilege to practice as a registered nurse, not a right. And, in the Yukon, the public has entrusted the Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA) to guard that privilege.

It is YRNA that has the mandate to ensure that all of its members provide an acceptable level of nursing service. Because of that, YRNA in consultation with its members has published this document: Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses. (2013)

It is the responsibility of all nurses practising in the Yukon to know the contents of this document and to practice within its limits. These standards represent the criteria against which all registered nurses will be measured by consumers, employers, colleagues and themselves.

Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses is a full size document which is downloadable from the Links & Resources page or by clicking here.