Formal continuing nursing education outside Canada (approval is required from the Registration Committee)
The Health Professions Act
(HPA) requires CARNA to provide a continuing competence program for nurses. Nurses who hold a license/practice permit must meet the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements as part of their annual registration renewal.
The CCP ensures that registrants engage in continual professional development, to maintain their competence and provide safe and competent care to the public.
There are three major steps. To begin each step, open MyCCP from MyCARNA.
Nurses must document the following and submit it to CARNA:
A complete application includes:
- A self-assessment of their nursing practice against the Practice Standards for Regulated Members.
- Constructive feedback that informs their learning goal for the year.
- A Practice Standards indicator that relates to their learning goal and feedback.
- A learning activity that met the learning goal identified by their feedback and chosen indicator.
- An evaluation of the impact their entire learning plan had on their nursing practice.
- Submit their plan in the online system and keep separate copies for their records.
- A continuing competence learning plan
- Completion of the Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Course
- Updating your employer information
- Reporting your practice hours (minimum of 1,125 required)
- Answering the eligibility questions
- Checking that you have read and understood the consent and declaration requirements
- Payment of your renewal fee