What is UNANet?
UNANet is a secure internal network used for communications, record keeping and user friendly tools. As a UNA member, you are entitled to a free UNANet account, providing access to FirstClass forums, a personal UNA email account and the Data Management System (DMS Web) for updating personal information and submitting expense claims and forms.
1. Registering for UNANet – The UNA Membership Card
All UNA members are issued a UNA Membership card yearly. A current membership card is required in order to register for UNANet.
If you have a current membership card skip this section and continue below to:
3. Activate My Account.
2. Request A Membership Card
If you don’t have a current membership card, navigate to the UNANet Homepage and scroll down to the Help me Login section and select Request a Card.
The Request A Card Form will appear on the webpage. Fill out all fields and select submit. A Membership Services officer will contact you to confirm your details and send you a new membership card.
You can also contact UNA directly by calling 1-800-252-9394 or 780-425-1025 and requesting a new membership card.
If you are not a UNA Member you can access the UNA Membership Application online or you can request a paper application form from UNA Membership services at 1-800-252-9394 or 780-425-1025.
3. Activate UNANet Account
The following form will appear. All fields are required in order to submit. The local number, Member ID and UNA Pin are located on the current year membership card.
Make note of your User Name and Password
Your Password is the same for both DMS and FirstClass
An Alternative option for activating your UNANet Account is by using a QR Code in conjunction with the UNA App.
The QR (quick response) code can be found in the bottom left hand corner of the current UNA membership card.
The United Nurses of Alberta App can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple iOS devices or the Play Store for Android.
This app allows users to access UNA resources such as up to date news, forums, membership information and collective agreements.
Once the app is installed on your device, open it and select the 3 horizontal lines in the top left hand corner. A page will appear with a variety of options. Select DMS.
A Login page will appear. Select Activate My Account and then Scan Member Card QR Code. A camera will open to take a picture of your personal QR code.
If you are having difficulty activating your account, help can be found by clicking the Assistance button located at the bottom of every login page or by calling 1-800-252-9394 or 780-425-1025.
4. Signing into DMS (Data Management System)
DMS can be accessed in two ways, through the UNA phone app and through DMS Web.
Once your account is activated you have access to DMS. This application can be used to:
Edit Personal Info
Sign up for Workshops
Submit Expense Claims
Submit LOA Requests
Perform Local Admin Tasks
The DMS Web Online Manual has more step by step instructions on how to complete the above tasks.
5. Accessing FirstClass
FirstClass is a tool that can be used to access email from your @una.ca account, participate in discussions, and view documents and resources.
FirstClass can be accessed via the FirstClass Webpage, the FirstClass Go app on your device or FirstClass Desktop.
The FirstClass Go app can be downloaded to your device through the App Store for iOS devices and the Play Store for Android Users. Please ensure to enter webmail.una.ca into the top URL Bar. Further instructions on the FirstClass Go app can be found in this FirstClass Guide.
FirstClass Desktop is the application used to run FirstClass on your home desktop. The complete instruction guide and application files can be found on the UNANet Homepage. Scroll towards the bottom of the page and follow the instructions provided.
6. Change/Forgot Password
Your UNANet password can be changed from FirstClass or DMS. Changing the password in either system will change it in both as they share the same information.
Further information on how to complete the password change in DMS can be found in this Password Change Help Guide.
Further information on how to complete the password change in FirstClass webmail can be found in this Password Change Help Guide.
If you require further assistance, helpful contacts can be accessed through the Assistance button located at the bottom of every web login page or by calling 1-800-252-9394 or 780-425-1025.