"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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SANP Affirms Canadian Nurses Association Oct. 17, 2011 News Release

by Debbie Bathgate RN(NP)

Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) today launched a campaign to educate Canadians that Nurse Practitioners (NP's) can improve access to primary healthcare. This campaign supports SANP's vision “A nurse practitioner available to all residents of Saskatchewan.”

Read more: SANP Affirms Canadian Nurses Association Oct. 17, 2011 News Release

NPs Contribute to PHC Redesign in Saskatchewan

NPs Contribute to PHC Redesign in Saskatchewan             

by Debbie Bathgate RN(NP)

 Beginning with the Patient First Review evidence in January 2011, Saskatchewan Health used grass roots and intersectoral participation to create an innovative framework for Primary Health Care (PHC) Redesign.  “NPs had a significant representation in the process,” said Vikki Smart RN, Primary Care Manager, Saskatoon Health Region, “and managers facilitated NP participation as leaders.”  Lynn Digney Davis RN(NP), Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health, said, “NPs were invited to and attended every session at each level (of development of the PHC Redesign framework).  There was a concerted effort to have NPs in particular, among other providers, well represented at all levels.”  As Dr. Marlene Smadu RN, Co-chair, explained, “These levels of framework design included multiple community consultation focus groups, on line forums, and 3 sets of syntegration** meetings.  The aim was to hear appropriate and articulate voices at each table.”

Read more: NPs Contribute to PHC Redesign in Saskatchewan

October 14, 2011: Specialists Receive Equitable Remuneration for NP Referral

October 14, 2011: Specialists Receive Equitable Remuneration for NP Referral

We are pleased to announce that all referrals to physician specialists by Nurse Practitioners will generate equal remuneration starting immediately.  The Saskatchewan Gazette announced on Sept. 16, 2011 that The Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Payment Amendment Regulations, 2011 were amended to include registered nurses who are entitled pursuant to The Registered Nurses Act, 1988 Amended 2003 to practice in the nurse practitioner category”.

Read more: October 14, 2011: Specialists Receive Equitable Remuneration for NP Referral

Saskatchewan NP Acclaimed CAAPN President Elect

Saskatchewan NP Acclaimed CAAPN President Elect

Maureen_Klenk

On September 30, 2011 at the biannual Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (CAAPN) Conference, CAAPN membership supported Maureen Klenk NP, a Saskatchewan nurse practitioner to begin her journey to presidency of the national organization. On October 1, 2011 she stepped in to a 2 year term as president elect.  This will be followed by a 2 year term from 2013 – 2015 as president and then 2 years as past president where she will support succession of other members into the president role.   The SANP communications committee interviewed Maureen to discuss her perspective on her new role.

 

Read more: Saskatchewan NP Acclaimed CAAPN President Elect

SANP Executive Meet with Minister Don McMorris

SANP President Barb Warkentin RN(NP), President- Elect Lia Boxal RN(NP) and Past President Maureen Klenk (RN(NP) met with the Honorable Minister McMorris on Sept. 8th, 2011.  Please see the attached briefing note for a complete listing of topics discussed with the Minister as well as the attached thank-you letter outlining the general outcome of our discussion.

Briefing Note

Thank you Letter

Optimizing the Role of the RN(NP)

International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network

International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network

Consider joining to increase your awareness of our NP colleagues internationally.  INP/APNN is a voluntary network and participation is free to anyone practicing in, or interested in, nurse practitioner or advanced practice roles as well as interested others such as policy makers, regulators, and health planners.  If an individual is a member of a National Nursing Association belonging to ICN you can indicate that relationship on the membership form. It is not necessary to belong to any professional organization to become a member of INP/APN Network.  Click here to learn more about what this organization does and how you can get involved.