Council of the College of Registered Nurses of PEI

The Council governs the affairs of the college.

What is the function of the council?

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

  • manage and conduct the business and affairs of the college; and
  • 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?

The Council shall be consist of at least six persons who are either:

  1. members of the college, nominated in accordance with the college’s bylaws and appointed by the Minister; or
  2. public representatives appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

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?

Statutory nomination requirements

At least one third of the members of a council shall be public representatives appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Will I get paid?

There is no remuneration

What is the time commitment of the council?

The Council meets four times a year (full day). Meeting packages are forwarded seven days in advance of the meetings and require one to two hours to review the contents. Opportunities exist for additional committee work. Orientation is provided. An annual one-day education event is recommended.

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
Thelma Johnston
Nov. 28, 2019
Nov. 28, 2022
Mark MacKenzie
Prince Sept 8, 2020 Sept 8, 2023
Kevin Ryan
April 1, 2019
April 1, 2022
Christine Drummond
Sept 8, 2020
Sept 8, 2023
Valerie Hughes
April 1, 2019
April 1, 2022
Megan Smallwood
April 1, 2019
April 1, 2022
Bethany McIsaac
April 1, 2019
April 1, 2022
Shirley Urquhart (public representative)
Oct. 16, 2021
Oct. 16, 2024
Phyllis Horne (public representative)
Oct 29, 2019
Oct 29, 2022

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: 
October 28, 2021
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

Engage PEI Inquiries: 

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