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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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Congratulations Maureen Klenk 2014 Heather Keith Leadership Award Recipient

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Join us in our heartfelt congratulations to Maureen Klenk, the 2014 Heather Keith Award Recipient. Maureen has been a nurse since 1982 and completed her Masters of Health Sciences and Diploma of Advanced Nursing Practice from Athabasca University in 2000. She was the first licensed NP in Saskatchewan!!

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Ontario Commits Funding to Nurse Practitioners

Province commits $14M for nurse practitioners in long-term care homes

Read more: http://london.ctvnews.ca/province-commits-14m-for-nurse-practitioners-in-long-term-care-homes-1.1712163#ixzz2v80LzTHr

Exciting News Update Regarding NP Recruitment and Retention Initiative.

We are happy to report that SANP has had a second meeting with the Ministry regarding NP Recruitment and Retention. On 17 January 2014 Minister Weekes, Lynn Digney-Davies (Chief Nursing Officer) along with support staff met again with SANP members: Lia, Barb, & Leland. Maureen Klenk, President of CAAPN and SANP member joined the group. SANP is very happy to report this was a great opportunity for our SANP group to liaise with the Ministry and discuss real issues facing NPs. The goal of the meeting was to explore options for a provincial recruitment and retention strategy. There will be further discussions and we will keep you posted!

RN(NP) Pay Scale Adjustment Upon Promotion

As a follow up to a previously posted article on our website SUN Bargaining Conference November 17 & 18, 2011 published November 20, 2011 we have posted the letter of understanding between SUN and SAHO and an interpretation update regarding RN(NP) Pay Scale Adjustments for your reference.

Letter of Understanding between Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) Saskatcewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO)

Interpretation Update

Nominations Being Accepted for the Heather Keith Award

Do you know a nurse practitioner who has made a difference in the quality of health care that patients receive? Or maybe you were mentored  by a nurse pracititioner that inspired you as you began your exciting career as a nurse practitioner. We want to hear about them. Each year we honor nurse practitioners and there dedication to the profession and the clients that they serve.

To nominated someone that you know complete the attached nomination form and submit it but the March 7, 2014 deadline.

If you have questions about the award or the nomination process contact SANP at contact_np@sasknursepractitioner.org

Nomination Form

Can NPs Help Reduce Emergency Department Wait Times?

Emergency wait times have long been a concern and NPs may be able to assist in reducing these times.  Four members of SANP met with Graham Fast from the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council on January 17th.  Mr. Fast is the lead on the ED Waits and Patient Flow Team from the Provincial Kaizen Operational Team.  Lia Boxall (President SANP), Maureen Klenk (President CAAPN and SANP member), Barb Warkentin (Past President SANP), and Leland Sommer (President Elect SANP) met with Mr. Fast to look at ways NPs may be able to help. 

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