How Are My Fees Used?

Registration fees account for over 90% of the revenue to finance the CRNNL as it carries out its mandate to ensure public confidence in self-regulation, accountable professionals and an evolving profession. 

Fee   +HST   
 Registered Nurse (RN) $411.62 $485.66
 Nurse Pracitioner (NP)               $411.62 $485.66


How CRNNL Applies RN and NP Fees:


RN/NP ($)

% of Total Fee

ARNNL Operating Budget






CNPS Fee ** (Paid directly to vendor)






Legal Assistance Plan



Ways and Means



Subtotal (Taxable Fee)






Trust Membership



Total Fee




CRNNL Operating Budget




Policy and Practice   

Professional Conduct     

Registration/Annual Licensure           

Salaries and benefits 

Building and equipment maintenance

Postage, printing, office supplies and computer   maintenance

Software licensing

Membership and subscriptions


Publications - ACCESS magazine and e-newsletter, UPDATE


Website development and maintenance

Awards for Excellence in Nursing, National Nursing Week

Government and media relations

President and Council

Governance committees

Annual general meeting


Financial audit


Linkage with members and public

Practice consultation services

Education conferences and events

Development of policies, guidelines, standards and   position statements

Continuing Competence Program

Workplace Representative Program

Nursing Student Representative Program                       

Conduct investigations

Disciplinary hearings

Regulatory conduct committees


Quality Assurance


Regulator committees

Nursing education program approval



This contribution covers CRNNL's Canadian Nurses Association membership, giving members access to resources such as myCNA tools, online resources and the Canadian Nurse magazine. The fee also supports national initiatives, such as advertising campaigns.


The Canadian Nurses Protective Society provides you with professional liability protection, as well as offers legal advice, risk management services and legal assistance. This fee is now paid directly to CNPS through an redirect at renewal on


The fees to these organizations are NOT based on membership numbers but rather an annual single flat rate is charged to be part of these important organizations.

Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR), formed in 2011 to promote excellence in professional nursing regulation, is an organization made up of representatives from Canada’s 12 provincial/territorial bodies that regulate the practice of registered nurses. CCRNR serves as a national forum and voice regarding interprovincial/territorial, national and global regulatory matters for nursing regulation.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is an independent, not-for-profit organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare, including the development of nursing licensure examinations. 

Legal Assistance Plan

Each year $1 of your registration fee goes to the CRNNL Legal Expense Assistance Plan (“LAP”). On October 19, 2018 Council decided that the Legal Assistance Plan shall terminate on March 31, 2020.  On the termination date any remaining balance in the LAP fund shall be transferred to an internally restricted fund for member services as established by Council. The LAP shall terminate in accordance with the Legal Assistance Plan Wind -Up Policy, effective November 14, 2018.  For more information see RegulatioN Matters, Fall 2018.

Ways and Means

Every year, $1 of your registration fee goes towards the Ways and Means Canadian Nurses Association's Biennial conference to be held in Newfoundland  at a future date.

Trust Membership

The Newfoundland & Labrador Registered Nurses' Education & Research Trust is a registered charitable foundation, established in 1986, to promote, support and assist basic nursing education, continuing nursing education and nursing research. Your membership fee helps ensure the financial stability of the Trust and entitles you to apply for Trust scholarships and bursaries.

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