The main role of a Workplace Representative (WPR) is to be a connection between the CRNS and its members about nursing and health care issues, as well as other issues within the mandate of the CRNS.
What do WPRs do?
- WPRs circulate information provided by the CRNS to their colleagues. Information may include sharing emails regarding upcoming events, health care and nursing issues alerts or print information included in a mailed package.
- WPRs will post this information on a bulletin board at work or leave it in the coffee room for staff to read during their breaks.
- WPRs relay any questions or concerns from their colleagues to CRNS staff for further discussion.
What are some opportunities for WPRs?
- Occasionally the CRNS will ask for volunteers to participate in focus groups or provide feedback on CRNS documents that are being developed or reviewed.
- The CRNS Nominations Committee may contact WPRs to gauge their interest in standing as a candidate for CRNS Council or the Nominations Committee.
- WPRs can volunteer to represent the CRNS at education events or at school fairs. The CRNS will pay an honorarium and cover expenses for some activities.
- WPRs may take part in leadership training activities sponsored by the CRNS.
Participation in these activities is optional and is not required to be involved with the Workplace Representative program.
What are some advantages for being a WPR?
- The CRNS provides an annual education day in the fall for WPRs to learn about the resources and services of the CRNS. An honorarium is available and expenses are covered to attend this event. Registration is limited, so please apply early. Attendance is optional.
- WPRs can also apply for an education grant of $250 to use to attend CRNS or other nursing or health care related education events. Funding is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis for this program.
- The CRNS also provides opportunities for WPRs to participate in contests with prizes of paid registration or expense coverage to attend conferences.
- WPRs will receive an annual National Nursing Week Kit that is for National Nursing Week (NNW) in May. The kit contains a poster, list of suggested activities for NNW and promotional items to raffle or give away.
How do I join?
Download the application: Workplace Representative Application Form
Current Workplace Representatives by City & Facility
For more information contact:
Yvonne Harris, RN, Nursing Advisor, Practice at 306-359-4208 or