New with the 2016-17 licensure/membership renewal period, all members applying to renew a practicing RN or NP license will see a change in the application process related to liability protection. The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is the provider for liability protection for ARNNL members who hold annual licensure. It is a condition of a license that all RNs and NPs must have professional liability protection in order to practice nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador.
When you complete your practicing application (Step 1), through MyARNNL, you must click on link to CNPS (Step 2) to be redirected to the CNPS website to submit and make direct payment for your professional liability protection. For this year only, if ARNNL has received the full licensure fee from your employer payroll deduction program you will not be required to make payment directly to CNPS. However, if ARNNL has not received your licensure renewal fee from your employer, you will be required to complete two separate payment transactions (ARNNL and CNPS). Upon completion of the CNPS process (Step 2) you must click on the link return to MyARNNL.
Members were notified of this change throughout the last year; ACCESS Magazine September 2015 and January 2016 issues; email notification on Sept. 17; and Dec. 15 teleconference. Please review the September 2015 ACCESS for more information on why the process has changed.
To learn more about the CNPS and the services it provides to nurse beneficiaries, register for the CNPS - What You Need To Know webinar, taking place from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Newfoundland Standard Time) on Jan. 20.