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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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Women’s Wellness Day - Carlyle

Printed with permission of the Carlyle Observer

Working in rural areas provide different challenges for NPs. Identifying common health concerns in our patients is easy.  Finding ways to address these health concerns are not.  Jeannie Daku, a NP working in Carlyle, was able to do this by utilizing contacts made over the years and organizing a Women's Wellness Day. Attached see Jeannie’s work showcased in the Carlyle Observer.

Saskatchewan College of Midwives Clarifies Unauthorized Practice of Midwifery Statement

A statement issued by College of Midwifery dated January 2012 had Nurse Practitioners (NP's) concerned about their scope of practice in relation to everyday obstetrical situations such as diagnosing pregnancy, prenatal check ups in shared care, and postpartum check ups.  SANP members posed questions with the Saskatchewan College of Midwives, management, Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA), the Ministry of Health and the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS). All responses agreed that NP's can continue to practice prenatal and postpartum care.

Read more: Saskatchewan College of Midwives Clarifies Unauthorized Practice of Midwifery Statement

New SUN Agreement Supports Nurse Practitioners

Members of SUN have voted 92.4% in favor of ratifying a two year Collective Agreement with SAHO. The collective agreement was negotiated concurrently with a new tripartite agreement between SUN, the Ministry of Health, and the Regional Health Authorities. The tripartite agreement reflects the collaborative spirit Nurse Practitioners (NP's) helped create in last year's Primary Health Care Re-design process and plan.

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Nurse Practitioners: Political Change Agents

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L to R: Lia Boxall, Fred Bradshaw, Sharon Frisky, Pat Olsen

Lia Boxall, Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners (SANP) President Elect and two of her NP colleagues Pat Olsen and Sharon Frisky, met with Carrot River MLA, Fred Bradshaw on May 11, 2012.

Read more: Nurse Practitioners: Political Change Agents

Another Nurse Practitioner headlines in Saskatchewan Dailies May 17, 2012!

Reporter Pamela Cowan interviewed Leland Sommer, primary care Nurse Practitioner for the Regina Leader Post and the Saskatoon Star Pheonix. Click here to read more.

 http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Nurses+eager+expanded+role/6634965/story.html

 http://www.leaderpost.com/health/Working+improve+health+care+access/6634722/story.html

Making the Difference Campaign

By Debra Bathgate

SUN is preparing to launch TV ads as part of “Making the Difference”campaign this fall.  They want real life stories from the patient / family perspective, to engage the public. This is a positive venture that we can be proud of.

Read more: Making the Difference Campaign