News Bulletin VO. 23 NO. 4

Introducing the CRNS

As you likely know, for more than 100 years, the SRNA has served as the regulator and the association for Registered Nurses (RN) in the province. In 2019, the SRNA Council, after much research and deliberation, made the important decision to move to a single mandate in the spirit of refining regulatory excellence and protecting the public. We’ve now officially transitioned to our new brand and are proud to reintroduce ourselves as the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS).

What inspired this new logo?

When we made the decision, to move to the single mandate of regulation of the registered nursing profession in Saskatchewan, we never could have predicted that we would be in the middle of a global pandemic. At no other time have RNs received so much recognition. We saw hand drawn thank you signs appearing in windows of homes, stores and on social feeds. Each and every thank you was a celebration of the standard of care and dedication of RNs. The hand-drawn Ns in our logo are inspired by those thank you signs. They represent the diverse set of incredible humans that make up nursing in Saskatchewan, and the people they care for.

As the regulator, the CRNS is the bridge between the public and all RNs in Saskatchewan, and we will foster this relationship by embracing our role in upholding standards while also connecting with our members with a human touch — this is present in the black ‘R’ and the underscore that makes up the front half of the logo.

Together, the two parts create a unified, recognizable logo that, just like the CRNS, balances regulation and professionalism with humanity.

So, what does this name, logo and look mean for you — the RNs of Saskatchewan?

You will visit crns.ca for your practice questions, regulatory updates, license renewal and all other updates, and all social media handles will be changed to reflect our new name. But as always, we remain accessible to answer all practice and regulatory questions by phone or email.

Over the next few months, we’ll continue to transition from the SRNA to the CRNS, updating our social media channels, website, publications and public facing materials. We will also continue to evaluate the ways we connect with you and reintroduce ourselves to all registrants and the public.

We encourage you to visit the CRNS website and follow the CRNS social media channels for more information and updates as they come.

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