The CRNS is a profession-led regulatory body that is governed by the CRNS Council. Council leads the CRNS through policy governance by approving, monitoring and reviewing governance policies, as well as proposing new CRNS bylaws, including RN and NP competencies and standards, to the membership as well as the Minister of Health for approval and implementation. Council is comprised of a diverse collection of members, with varying degrees of experience and education making up the 13-member Council.
The CRNS holds elections for open Council positions annually, with voting taking place during the month leading up to the virtual Annual Meeting. This year’s voting ended on May 5, 2021, with the CRNS membership voting in multiple new members to vacant positions, providing the opportunity for further diversity in the conversations and decisions made by Council. During the June Council meeting, these new members were introduced as official members of the CRNS Council and orientated to their roles. The updated list of Council members can be found on the CRNS Council Members webpage.
This year’s Annual Meeting also saw the transition of President Warren Koch, RN, and the incoming of the current President, Frankie Verville, NP. This was done by the traditional passing of the President’s pin and gavel. If you’re interested in viewing the recording of this year’s virtual annual meeting it can be found on the CRNS Dialogue YouTube channel.