Our Vision:

"Improving Health Care from within: Nurses empowering Nurses"

The Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA), founded in 1930, is an independent, non-political, non-governmental and national association of Registered Nurses, Licensed Midwives, Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Mental Nurse, Enrolled Nursing Assistants, Associate and Affiliate (PCA’s) members. Its primary goal is to represent its members and be the voice of the profession nationally, regionally and internationally through personal and professional development, education, representation and bargaining. It functions unrestricted by consideration of gender, social status, ethnicity, creed, colour or sexual orientation. TTRNA confines its interests and concerns primarily to matters related to health, nursing, Midwifery and Trade Union matters. It is not in itself a political body.

The decision to revise the July 2, 1977 Constitution (which was accepted on 25th April, 1979) was taken at the Adjourned Biennial Conference of February 23, 1991, authorizing the Central Executive to select the Chairperson. (Minutes of the Central Executive meeting – March 9,1991).

Revision of the constitution was completed in 1999 and was accepted at the Biennial Conference of 2000. Implementation of the Revised Constitution proved difficult during the 2000 to 2002 biennium because of expansions in the Association’s operations, necessitating its reorganization. Further indicating a need for amendment was an increased awareness of the requirements of the TTRNA’s Act of Incorporation – Act No.30 of 1980. With regard to the foregoing and based on financial and legal advice, the decision was taken at the October 2002 Biennial Conference to amend the revised constitution.

In its quest to fulfil its mandate to be the bargaining body for the professional amidst the changing environment of trade union representation, the TTRNA initiated and obtained a Certificate of Recognition as a Trade Union: Registration No. 524 on 23rd July,2014. It thus became necessary to amend the Act No.30 of 1980 in keeping with the requirements of Trade Union Status in Trinidad and Tobago. Through this 2016 Constitution, the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association states its purpose, objectives, structure and functions, and describes the relationship with its members.

Revised 2011 -2013

Amended 2015 under the name TTRNA- 2016

Improving Health Care from within: Nurses empowering Nurses

January 21, 2020

Fyzabad MP wants assessment of RHAs

MP for Fyzabad Lackram Bodoe during the UNC political Monday night meeting held at Fyzabad Secondary school. Photo by Chequana Wheeler Source: NewsDay FYZABAD MP Dr Lackram Bodoe is supporting a call by the TT Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) for improved industrial practices and communication between the regional health authorities…

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January 17, 2020

Nurses All-Inclusive Nadia Batson

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January 16, 2020

Nursing and Midwifery Community coming together

Some new members at Sangre Grande Hospital (SGH) - Operating Theatre Nurses. During the course of 2019, and in particular the last two weeks, TTRNA has observed that the comradery and unification of nursing and midwifery personnel has grown leaps and bounds. The coming together for the common purpose of…

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January 13, 2020

TTRNA congratulates TTAM on their Silver Jubilee

In photo from left to right: TTAM President – Marcia Rollock, TTRNA President – Idi Stuart, PAHO/WHO Representative Trinidad and Tobago – Dr. Erica Wheeler TTRNA was pleased to be invited to the Launch of Trinidad and Tobago Association of Midwives (TTAM) 25th Anniversary Celebrations as well as their Launch…

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January 12, 2020

Nurses Assoc Blames Deyalsingh For Delay

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association Idi Stuart says Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh is partly to be blame for the refusal by the Caribbean Examinations Council to release the results of the Regional Examination for Nurse Registration. Stuart is now demanding that the Minister rectify the situation…

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January 09, 2020

Angry Nursing Students Want Their Results

Give us our results. It's an appeal from aggrieved nursing students whose examination scores still have not been released. They believe the Nursing Council of T&T has taken a position which signals a lack of consideration concerning their plight. The students didn't want their identities revealed and spoke to us…

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