The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta serves the public by regulating registered nurses in order to promote and support safe, competent, ethical nursing care and providing progressive, innovative leadership that encourages professional excellence and influences health policy. http://www.nurses.ab.ca/Carna/index.aspx?WebStructureID=637
(accessed on 23.04.2009).
The College is established and empowered by the Health Professionals Act. Chapter H-7 http://www.qp.gov.ab.ca/Documents/acts/H07.CFM (assessed on 23.04.2009).