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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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Saskatchewan's first hospital emergency nurse practitioner on ERs

Hear Sheila Coles interview on what one health region is doing to deal with too many ER patients and not enough ER doctors. Listen Hear

Health care in Saskatchewan

On Monday, Oct. 21 the University of Regina and SIAST announced a new Master of Nursing program collaboratively offered by both schools, beginning in Sept., 2014.

The program will provide training to registered nurses intending to obtain Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (RN/NP) status. Fifteen seats will be available each academic year. Currently, says program head Joyce Bruce, 25 people are expressing interest in the program.

The professional group, Nurse Practitioners of Saskatchewan, lists 161 licensed nurse practitioners in the province. Read More


New Positions Created, Grants Available to Those Studying to Become Nurse Practitioners: Ministers

As Manitoba marks the first Nurse Practitioner Day in the province, the ministers of health and of education and advanced learning today announced the creation of almost 30 newly funded positions and a new grant to help hire more nurse practitioners and improve patient care for families. Read More


November SasKNOW NP

Submitted by Tracy Daigneault


Well the name Della Magnusson is a familiar one to many of us. Della is a Nurse Practitioner at the West Side Clinic in Saskatoon. She serves on numerous health related and community committees and her practice encompasses many areas: Neonatal, Adults, Women’s and Primary Health Care. The clinic is a very busy inner city family centred practice serving marginalized people. Della specializes in women health, HIV and Hep C positive prenatal clients.  Della also works many hours of the Primary Health mobile bus in Saskatoon that serves the inner city and many of the same people she sees at West Side clinic.

Della advances the NP profession through her commitment to her patients and her consistent provision of excellent care. Della is a leader in prenatal care and has been instrumental in positive outcomes for this challenging population. Through her commitment and caring, many of her HIV positive patients have been able to deliver HIV negative babies. This is a trail blazing success, not only in Saskatchewan, but nationwide.  She serves on the steering committee for the HIV strategy and is a specialist in this area, receiving referrals from many other providers in the community.

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Della is described by many as hard working, compassionate, knowledgeable and kind. Della is well known to her patients and colleagues and is held in high regard by all. Della also shares her expertise as a mentor to NP students. In addition, she has volunteered her time and skills internationally in both Africa and Peru. We are honored to have Della as our fellow Nurse Practitioner.


SANP Meets With SUMA

On October 10th our President Lia Boxall and member Mary Ann Denton presented to the Northwest Regional SUMA meeting in Waldheim. 

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Saskatchewan has Another Option for Nurse Practitioner Education

Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) and the University of Regina (UofR) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on October 22, 2013...

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