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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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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. 

Read more: Can NPs Help Reduce Emergency Department Wait Times?

SANP Annual AGM and Call for Nominations

April 4, 2014


Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre

Regina, SK

Nominations for the 2014 Executive are being accepted

Positions available


Education Chair

Regional Represenative Keewatin/Mamaweetan/Athabasca

Regional RepresenativeKelsey Trail/Sunrise/Sun Country/ Five Hills

Nomination Form

Nominations Accepted till March 21, 2014


Teamwork key to nurse practitioner role

This article was orgininally published in The Region Reports News from Saskatoon Health Region

Karen Hart walks downstairs to the child care space at Nutana Collegiate to check on some of the infants and toddlers in care. She knows the names and faces of many of the 600 students and most of the children in the child care. Hart is a nurse practitioner (NP) based at Nutana Collegiate. Hart’s placement at Nutana Collegiate shows the diversity of the work environment for a NP. “Nutana is a regular high school. However, a lot of the students have had difficulty staying in school for many reasons,” she says. About 80 per cent of the students are over the age of 18. “I deal with everything from sore throats to sexually transmitted infections, birth control to mental health issues. Anxiety and depression are very common.” Read More

Suggest an NP to Know

Nurse practitioners are a valuable part of the health care system in Saskatchewan and we want to know them. Suggest a Saskatchewan nurse practitioner that has made a difference in the quality of health care, inspired you or has taken risk to advance the profession.

So let us know about this amazing nurse practitioner just fill out the application form and we will highlight them on our website.

SasKNOW NP Application Form

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