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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 to the 2013 Heather Keith Award Recipient

IMG 1684One special event at our recent annual meeting was the announcement of the Heather Keith Award Winner. The Heather Keith Award is given annually to a Nurse Practitioner who demonstrates excellence. Jeannie Daku from Carlyle Primary Health Center is this year’s winner. Jeannie has a passion for women’s issues and continues to work collaboratively with many different disciplines to further programs supporting women. She has developed programs for her community and her region; her work also expands beyond her own region.

 

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SANP Secures Commitment from Minister of Health

By Debbie Bathgate

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Monday, May 6, 2013 the Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners, (SANP), hosted a successful MLA Reception in room 208 in the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, Regina. The aim of this advocacy event included obtaining commitment from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Advanced Education to work with Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to find meaningful and useful solutions to the problems of recruitment, retention, and providing sustainable, provide high quality, accessible, affordable and sustainable primary health care services in Saskatchewan.

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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

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“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

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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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