CRNPEI is the regulatory body for approximately 1800 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in Prince Edward Island. Since 1922, CRNPEI has been granted authority through the Registered Nurses Act and since July 4, 2018, the Regulated Health Professions Act, to regulate the profession in a manner that serves and protects the public interest. The specific roles and functions of CRNPEI include:
- to regulate the practice of nursing and govern its members in accordance with the Act, the Regulations and Bylaws;
- to develop, establish, maintain, monitor compliance with and enforce standards of academic or technical achievement and qualification for registration as a member of the regulated health profession;
- to develop, establish, maintain, monitor and enforce standards of practice to enhance the quality of practice by members;
- to develop, establish, maintain, monitor compliance with and enforce standards respecting continuing education for members, and develop rules respecting exceptions from the continuing education requirements in circumstances the college considers appropriate;
- to provide information for the public about the regulated health profession and assist persons in exercising their rights under the Act and the regulations and bylaws;
- to develop, establish and maintain programs to promote the ability of members to respond to changes in practice environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues;
- to promote and enhance relations between the college and its members, other colleges, key stakeholders and the public;
- to promote inter-professional collaboration with other colleges; and
- to administer the college’s affairs and perform its duties and carry out its powers in accordance with the Act, the regulations and the bylaws.
The affairs of CRNPEI are governed by a 9-member Council: 6 nominated Registered Nurses (Council Chair, Council Chair-Elect & 4 Councillors) plus three public representatives.
CRNPEI is a member of the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR). The CCRNR exists to promote excellence in professional nursing regulation and serve as a national forum and voice regarding interprovincial/territorial, national and global regulatory matters for nursing regulation.
CRNPEI employs three full time and one part-time staff to carry out the day to day operations of the College.