Hours


HOURLY BYLAW REQUIREMENT FOR RN

Under SRNA Bylaws, Bylaw V, Section 3(1)(a), ‘To maintain eligibility for registration as a practising member, a nurse must: work in registered nursing activities approved by the association for at least 1125 hours in the five-year period immediately preceding the registration year for which registration is sought’. Example, to be eligible for a 2018 registration, a RN must have worked at least 1125 RN hours, from December 1, 2012- November 30, 2017 inclusive.


HOURLY BYLAW REQUIREMENT FOR RN(NP)
Under Bylaw VI, Section 3(8)(a), ‘To maintain eligibility for registration in the nurse practitioner category, a registered nurse must: work in nursing practitioner activities approved by the association for at least 900 hours (600 of which must be clinical practice) in the 3 year period immediately preceding the registration year for which registration is sought’. Example, to be eligible for a 2018 registration, a RN(NP) must have worked at least 900 RN(NP) hours, of which, 600 hours must be clinical practice hours, from December 1, 2014-November 30, 2017 inclusive. RN(NP)s must also maintain RN Licensure and meet the 1125 RN hourly bylaw requirement in a five-year period immediately preceding the registration year for which registration is sought. RN(NP)’s must also maintain RN Licensure and meet the 1125 RN hourly bylaw requirement in a five year period immediately preceding the registration year for which registration is sought.

Hourly Bylaw Requirement for RN additional authorized practice [RN(AAP)]
Under Bylaw VI, Section 2 (5) (a), ‘To maintain eligibility for registration for additional authorized practice, a registered nurse must: work in additional authorized practice activities for at least 900 hours in the 3 years immediately preceding the registration year for which registration is sought.” Example, to be eligible for a 2020 registration, a RN(AAP) must have worked at least 900 hours from December 1, 2016-November 30, 2019 inclusive. RN(AAP)’s must also maintain RN Licensure and meet the 1125 RN hourly bylaw requirement in a five-year period immediately preceding the registration year for which registration is sought.


The following hours are not to be counted towards RN licensure:

  • Graduate Nurse Hours
  • Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • LOA’s
  • On Call hours
  • Overtime- may be counted as 1 hour worked is 1 hour counted

 

 

DECLARING AND REVISING HOURS
During registration renewal period (mid September to November 30), a practicing member must declare hours of practice for the previous year. If a member doesn’t have practice hours for a year he/she should state zero (0) hours on the renewal. Members may revise their hours at any time during the five-year period, by submitting a dated and signed letter including your RN number, correct number of hours worked and which year should be adjusted. This can be sent to renew@srna.org. Employer verifications are required for the hourly practice audit, or if a member does not reach the hourly bylaw requirement and request an extension.