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Heather Keith Award Nomination Form

The Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners (SANP) in partnership with the SRNA special interest group, Nurse Practitioners of Saskatchewan (NPOS), is accepting nominations for the Heather Keith Award. 

This award will be given to an RN(NP) who has demonstrated excellence in leadership in nursing and commitment to the community through volunteer work.  

About the Heather Keith Award

The award recipient will reflect attributes of the award’s namesake Heather Keith.  Heather’s significant career in advanced practice nursing has focused on providing and supporting primary health care services in emergency, family medicine, and in rural and northern settings.  Through her various roles, she has mentored and empowered nursing colleagues to achieve high levels of competence.

Throughout her career, she has innovated change that has promoted the health and safety of community members.  Heather has influenced the development of the NP role by participating in many SRNA committees such as the Legislation and Bylaws committee and was the first NP voted in on the SRNA council as a member at large.  In 2001, Heather established NPOS which united NPs in their goal to advance the NP role.  

To nominate an NP, please complete the online nomination form below. The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 10, 2017.

 

 

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What is the Nurse Practitioners of Saskatchewan (NPOS)?

NPOS is a Professional Practice Group(PPG) that is the voice of RN(NP)s speaking in the public interest. PPGs are bound by the mandate, mission, vision and ends of the SRNA and work closely with the SRNA on practice and regulatory issues affecting RN(NP)s. NPOS is a partner with the national body of Canadian Advanced Practise Nurses (CAAPN) and serves as the provincial voice on professional issues.

NPOS primary purpose is to raise awareness of the RN(NP) role. NPOS is served by a voluntary executive elected by the membership.

 

The goals of NPOS are to:

  1. Provide an opportunity for nurse practitioners to meet regularly as members of NPOS for the purpose of:Promote established standards of nursing practice for nurse practitioners and assist in the development of future standards for the evolving role of nurse practitioners in Saskatchewan and Canada.
  • studying, discussing and exchanging information in aspects related to the role of the nurse practitioner
  • accessing/supporting research to facilitate improvements in nursing practice and health care
  • facilitating the development of the role and scope of practice of nurse practitioners
  1. Promote established standards of nursing practice for nurse practitioners and assist in the development of future standards for the evolving role of nurse practitioners in Saskatchewan and Canada.
  2. Participate in the Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (CAAPN) and link with other nurse practitioner groups throughout the country.
  3. Encourage members to participate in their professional association: Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association.

 

 

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