December 2021

By:  Tonya Blakely, Director, Communications & Public Relations, CRNS

Introducing the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan

For more than 100 years, the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) has served as the regulator and the association for Registered Nurses (RN) in the province. In 2019, the SRNA Council, after much research and deliberation, made the important decision to move to a single mandate in the spirit of refining regulatory excellence and protecting the public. They’ve now officially transitioned to their new brand and are proud to reintroduce themselves as the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS).

The Story Behind the Logo

When the decision was finalized to create a new brand and name dedicated solely to regulation, they never could have predicted that the transition would be in the middle of a global pandemic. At no other time have RNs received so much recognition. Each and every thank you was a celebration of the standard of care and dedication of RNs. The hand-drawn Ns in the new logo are inspired by those thank you signs. They represent the diverse set of incredible humans that make up nursing in Saskatchewan, and the people they care for.

As the regulator, the CRNS is the bridge between the public and all RNs in Saskatchewan, and they are committed to fostering this relationship by embracing their role in upholding registered nursing standards while also connecting with their registrants with a human touch — this is present in the black ‘R’ and the underscore that makes up the front half of the logo.

Together, the two parts create a unified, recognizable logo that, just like the CRNS, balances regulation and professionalism with humanity.

Moving Forward as the CRNS

All registrants, partners and members of the public can continue to engage with the CRNS at or follow their social media channels. They also remain accessible to answer all inquiries and questions by phone or email.