Standards are broad and principle-based statements. They are authoritative statements that articulate conduct or performance required of RNs and NPs. They serve to further define responsibilities set out in legislation and regulation. The primary purpose of standards is to identify the level of performance expected of RNs and NPs in their practice, against which actual performance can be measured.
Interpretive Documents provide direction and further explanation for registered nurses in relation to expectations identified within standards.
Regulatory Documents provide direction and further explanation for registered nurses in relation to expectations identified within the RN Act and RN Regulations.
Fact Sheets are information sheets that provide factual regulatory information.
Position Statements set out ARNNL’s evidence-informed view on a particular issue.
Discussion Documents provide background information or analysis of an issue of which nursing has knowledge or expertise. It can be used as a guide for future action.
Briefs are short documents that reflect ARNNL’s current views on a specific topic or issue.
Public Policy Documents highlight ARNNL’s views that advocate for and /or advance policies that address issues of health and well-being of the public. Public Policy Documents may be written or endorsed by ARNNL.