Council of the College of Registered Nurses and Midwives of Prince Edward Island

The Council of the College of Registered Nurses and Midwives governs the affairs of the college.

What is the function of the council?

Section 7(2) of the Regulated Health Professions Act, (the "RHPA") describes the duties of the council of a college as follows:

  • to manage and conduct the business and affairs of the college; and
  • to exercise the college’s rights, powers and privileges in the college’s name and on the college’s behalf.

RHPA, Section 10 (1) states that "A council may make bylaws not inconsistent with this Act or the regulations relating to the management and operation of the college, including bylaws. In addition, RHPA, in Section 10(2), states that Council:

  • shall appoint a registrar for the purposes of this Act and the regulations; and
  • may remunerate the registrar for performing the registrar’s duties under this Act.

Primary role:  Non-adjudicative

Material role: 

  • Strategic Development 
  • Advisory 
  • Professional Organization 
  • Managerial/Oversight 

How many people are on the council?

Section 7 of the RHPA provides that a council shall be comprised of at least six persons.

What are the requirements of council members?

Formal Qualifications
Dependent on position sought.

Work & Experience Requirements
Dependent on position sought.

Skills Required
Consistent with material role (see "Function" above).

What are the nomination requirements?

Subsection 7(5) of the RHPA provides that at least one third of the members of a council shall be public representatives appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The remaining two thirds of the members of a council are nominated by the membership of the College in accordance with its bylaws.

Will I get paid?

There is no remuneration paid to members of the Council. 

What is the time commitment of the council?

There are several meetings per year with an aggregate time commitment of 25 to 30 hrs maximum. Opportunities may exist for additional committee work. Orientation is provided. An annual one-day education event is recommended.

The RHPA provides that the term of a member of a council shall not exceed three years. A member may serve more than one term of office but not more than six consecutive years.

Council of the Association of Registered Nurses of PEI - Members
Term Start
Term End
Gordon Coffin
Prince Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2027
Mark MacKenzie
Prince Sept 8, 2020 Sept 8, 2023
Lynn Fraser
May 1, 2022
May 1, 2025
Christine Drummond
Sept 8, 2020
Sept 8, 2023
Chelsea Chessman
May 1, 2022
May 1, 2025
Chantal Noye
May 1, 2022
May 1, 2025
Rosemary Herbert
Queens May 1, 2022
May 1, 2025
Shirley Urquhart (public representative)
Oct. 16, 2021
Oct. 16, 2024
Daniel Hughes (public representative)
Oct 29, 2022
Oct 29, 2025

How can I apply?

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI

Who can I contact?

Nursing Policy Analyst
Department of Health & Wellness
Phone: 902-368-6748


Published date: 
April 22, 2024
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

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