Let’s Talk

An introduction

As CARNA chief executive officer, I depend a great deal on the expertise shared with me by provincial council, staff, health care leaders and my peers in health regulation and associations across Canada and internationally. I also would like to hear more directly from you – Alberta’s registered nurses.

The overwhelming number of emails,phone calls and letters from you in response to my open letter about renewal tells me that given an opportunity, many of you are eager to more actively engage with your college and association. I’d like to continue the conversation that was triggered by a time of adversity and start a new conversation with this blog about registered nursing, where we’ve been, where we are and where we want to be in the future.

Let’s get started!

On any given day, I participate in conversations, meetings, working groups on a broad range of issues from nurse staffing to health policy to labour mobility regulation with elected officials, government administrators, educators, employers and representatives from other health professions. My contributions at those tables would be greatly enriched by your experiences, suggestions, and concerns.

We need to start somewhere, and this first post is our opportunity to get the ball rolling. Please comment below and let me know what kinds of topics you’d like me to blog about and discuss. And yes, registration renewal and workforce transformation will definitely be included in those topics.

I hope you take this opportunity to chat with me because I’m eager to hear what you have to say. Thank you.

- Mary-Anne Robinson

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