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Health and Social Services

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have advanced training in health assessment, health promotion, and illness prevention. They diagnose, treat, and manage acute and chronic physical and mental illnesses.


College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)
Suite 11120
178 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1P2

Call: 780-451-0043
Toll-free: 1-800-252-9392
Fax: 780-452-3276



Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act [pdf], Health Professions Restricted Activity Regulation [pdf], and Registered Nurses Profession Regulation [pdf], registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) on the nurse practitioner register is mandatory. Only registrants may provide restricted activities specified in the Regulations. This includes those who:

  • Meet identified competency requirements and provide professional services directly to the public
  • Teach the practice of the profession to members or students of the profession
  • Supervise registered members
  • Are students who provide services to the public
  • Call themselves nurse practitioners or NPs

What You Need

To register as a nurse practitioner (NP) in Alberta, you need:

Other criteria may apply for applicants who come from other jurisdictions in Canada or who are internationally educated.

For details about all registration requirements, contact CRNA or visit the CRNA website.

Working in Alberta

Nurse practitioners who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see “What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada?” and the CRNA website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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