CRNS members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of initiatives in the nursing community that will enhance their nursing practice. These opportunities include volunteering as a CRNS Liaison or Mentor, starting or participating in a Professional Practice Group, or getting involved with the CRNS Council, focus groups or committees.
CRNS Liaisons are CRNS members who volunteer to act as communication liaisons between the CRNS and RNs, NPs and RN(AAP)s in their place of employment.
The CRNS is committed to keeping lines of communication open between the organization and its members. An important resource in executing this commitment is the involvement of Liaisons across Saskatchewan. Not only do Liaisons share information from the CRNS with their colleagues, they also relay any questions and concerns from their colleagues back to the CRNS.
Professional Practice Groups
The CRNS’s Professional Practice Groups (PPG) are member-driven groups based on specific topics (i.e., Pain Management) or areas of practice (i.e., Critical Care).
PPGs provide professional growth and development, and promote networking within the CRNS community of nurses. These groups discuss best practices, share information, review expert literature, provide mentorship, work on projects and host education events. Five CRNS members are required to establish a PPG. PPGs are open to physicians, other types of nurses and the public.