"A Nurse Practitioner Available to all Residents of Saskatchewan"

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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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A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW’S EAR

The current government of Saskatchewan is trying hard to spin positives out of nothing, again. Both on April 9 and April 16, 2013 Rural and Remote Health Minister, Randy Weeks announced, on behalf of Advanced Education Minister Don Morgan, a "new program" that will encourage nurses and NURSE PRACTITIONERS to work in rural and remote areas of the province. The program will forgive Saskatchewan Student Loans of up to $4,000 per year up to a maximum of $20,000 over 5 years if Nurse Practitioners work in under-served rural and remote communities with a population less than 10,000.

http://gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=bd932453-f816-4c9f-ae91-a2381ba07bb7

Read more: A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW’S EAR

“Nurses await green light...”

Only a few remaining barriers remain to enable Nurse Practitioners to prescribe controlled drugs and substances. Maureen Klenk, RN(NP), and Chief Nursing Officer of SK, Lynn Digney Davis RN(NP) describe this in an interview by Janet French of the Star Phoenix published March 23, 2013.

http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=ba9b333c-fa4f-4fc0-aff7-0da288c0f7fc

9th Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference & AGM

 

 

9th Annual Nurse Practitioner Education Conference & AGM

April 16 & 17, 2013

Travelodge Saskatoon SK

 

Thank you to the Gold Level Sponsors

 

 

  

SIAST SRNA SUN URO

                                  

 

Thank you to the Silver Level Sponsors

SANOFI

Congratulations! Nurse Practitioners Achieve Formal Recognition as Primary Care Providers by Workers Compensation Board

By Debbie Bathgate

As of February 1, 2013, SK Workers Compensation Board newly recognized RN(NP)s as Primary Care Providers both formally and legally. An online manual describes the NPs scope of practice and accountability for providing the service. 

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Are you interested in optimizing the role of the Nurse Practitioner?

Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners (SANP) is a dynamic group that advocates for the Nurse Practitioner (NP) role. The vision of SANP is “An NP available to all residents of Saskatchewan”. We now have some tools at our fingertips to aid NP's in expanding their comfort zone in advocating. SANP has posted these in the members area. These are titled “Presentation Notes”, “Tips for Doing Community Presentations”, and “Tips for Meeting with your MLA”.

Nurse Practitioner Student Loan Forgiveness- A Ruse?

By Debbie Bathgate

In August the government of Canada announced (http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?nid=689099) with pride and fanfare a new program designed to attract health care professionals to rural areas and thereby improving access to primary care. The program offers financial incentive to accept a rural Nurse Practitioner (NP) position by forgiving a portion of his or her Canada Student Loan. Projected to be effective the spring of 2013, on the surface most voters would think, “What a great idea!”

Read more: Nurse Practitioner Student Loan Forgiveness- A Ruse?