We are very excited to provide an update on the RN(NP) ELCs and RN(NP) Practice Standards.
Before the two documents are implemented, they require membership approval at the SRNA May 4, 2017 Annual Meeting and then require approval by the Saskatchewan Minister of Health. When they come into force and effect, they will replace Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) RN(NP) Standards and Core Competencies, 2011 and Clinical Expectations for RN(NP)s, 2003.
As passed by SRNA Council November, 2016. These national entry-level competencies were developed following completion of the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) NP Practice Analysis. The RN(NP) ELCs are important as it informs employers, public and other health care providers of what to expect from nurse practitioners in Canada.
As passed by SRNA Council November, 2016. The RN(NP) Practice Standards are important as they were built on the SRNA RN(NP) entry-level competencies, further define expectations of RN(NP) practice in Saskatchewan and assist RN(NP)s to make safe and effective decisions in their nursing practice.
For more information on the CCRNR NP Practice Analysis please visit http://www.ccrnr.ca/