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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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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?

Changes to Traffic Safety Act involve Nurse Practitioners: a Privilege and Responsibility

by Debbie Bathgate

May 4, 2012 Saskatchewan Traffic Safety Act was amended to recognize the education and skill of both Nurse Practitioners and Occupational Therapists required to identify potentially medically unsafe drivers. This expands on the past when only physicians and optometrists were considered duly qualified practitioners required to report to SGI any driver who has a medical condition that makes driving potentially dangerous. Now the definition of a duly qualified medical practitioner for the purpose of Section 283 of the Traffic Safety Act includes Nurse Practitioner.

Read more: Changes to Traffic Safety Act involve Nurse Practitioners: a Privilege and Responsibility

Canada's Ark of the Covenant: the Truth and Reconciliation Bentwood Box

by Debbie Bathgate, Nurse Practitioner

June_2012_016 An Ark is a chest which protects the sacred.   Covenant is defined as “An agreement, contract, or written promise between two individuals that frequently constitutes a pledge to do or refrain from doing something.”

Read more: Canada's Ark of the Covenant: the Truth and Reconciliation Bentwood Box