The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Celebrates 100 Years!

Thank you for attending the CARNA Centennial Conference, Registered Nurses: Making a Difference for Albertans, that took place March 16-18, 2016 at the Delta Edmonton South in Edmonton, AB!

In addition to celebrating the contributions registered nurses have made in the past century, this conference focused on what registered nurses and nurse practitioners are doing now to influence the health system of the future.  Plenary and concurrent sessions, workshops, and posters and oral abstract presentations highlighted significant contributions made by nurses in research, education, administration and direct care.

Presentations have now been posted!

Conference themes

Making a Difference:
Partners in Care

Working in partnership is about developing inclusive, mutually beneficial relationships that improve the quality and experience of care.  This includes the individuals, families and their providers of care working together in partnership, as well as partnerships between various health-care providers, policy makers, educators, researchers and administrators.

Making a Difference:
Improving Quality Care through Nursing Practice

RNs/NPs at all levels and in all locations are in a unique position to improve the quality of health care; that is, contributing to safe, effective, timely, appropriate, patient-centred care that is efficient, acceptable and accessible. 

Making a Difference:
Roles of RNs/NPs in the Health System of the Future

Registered nurses have been making a difference in the health system as educators, administrators, researchers and in direct care for over a century. Now, a larger world view about the future role of RNs and NPs is becoming evident. Today’s registered nurses aren’t just looking after the sick – they are functioning in many nursing roles and are empowered to help lead the transformation in health and health care that is occurring today.  Simply put, registered nurses are changing the health-care system.

CARNA Centennial Conference Secretariat
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Suite 307, 10328 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1X2
Phone: 780.436.0983 ext. 226

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