The Alberta Association of Registered Nurses in Private Practice (AARNIPP) is a specialty practice group for Registered Nurses who offer specialized services within a private practice.

Specialized Services can include:

  • direct care
  • research
  • administration
  • advocacy
  • education
  • consultation
  • health promotion

The private practice nurse is financially responsible for his/her practice and may be paid by public or private funding sources. The private practice nurse is responsible for all aspects of running a business, such as accounting, insurance, liability, legal etc. And accountable at all times to Nursing Practise Standards.

AARNIPP is a recognized Specialty Practice Group of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Please note: AARNIPP is not business consultation service. Members do not offer business advice.

Vision / Mission

AARNIPP facilitates educational opportunities and collegial support for private practice nurses that promote and sustain professional nursing practices in business.

Goal / Objectives

  • To establish a supportive network for RNs in private practice.
  • To provide educational opportunities for private practice nurses.
  • Increase public awareness regarding the role of nurses in the private practice.
  • Raise the profile of private nursing practice within CARNA and the nursing community.

Members & Chapters

AARNIPP has many members throughout Alberta. Meetings are located in Calgary. Virtual attendance is available for Chapter Meetings from anywhere in Alberta.

Executive Members

President: MaryFrances Barbisan RN

Locations Liason: Debbie Franchuk RN