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SANP is a non-profit, volunteer-run, professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its membership — NPs, NP students, and nurses who have an interest in the NP practice.

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New Canadian Core Competencies for NPs in Canada

The Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework (2010) has been completed and published by the CNA. Saskatchewan will now start the process of gathering feedback from stakeholders in the province to look at the new competencies and see how they will be used.  Our NP competencies were published in 2004. The SRNA has also started the process of reviewing the Clinical expectations as a companion document.

The Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework (2010) can be either adopted as is or modified by regulatory bodies to suit the particular context of each body. Nursing regulatory bodies may use this document alone or in combination with additional provincial/territorial nurse practitioner documents to support regulatory processes such as:

- reviewing and approving/recognizing nurse practitioner education programs;

- developing/approving regulatory examinations for nurse practitioner registration;

- assessing individual nurse practitioners for initial competence when applying for registration; and

- assessing continuing competence and providing for ongoing registration of nurse practitioners.

The Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework has just been posted on the CNA website.

The framework can be found at the following links:

http://www.cna-aiic.ca/CNA/documents/pdf/publications/Competency_Framework_2010_e.pdf

 

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