CRNNS is excited to announce that it will soon be launching the Nurse Practitioner Standards of Practice. In early 2018, all nurse practitioners (NPs) in Nova Scotia will be guided by new standards that best reflect today’s practice and our new approach to regulation.
At this time, a draft of the Nurse Practitioner Standards of Practice is ready for public consultation and we are looking for all NPs, stakeholders and others to participate in the process.
Changes to the Nurse Practitioner Standards of Practice were based on best practice, a right-touch approach to regulation and in consultation with others.
The most significant change to the draft Nurse Practitioner Standards of Practice is that there are now only five standards for NPs, which is a transition from the 11 standards previously. With more concise standards, it also helps to keep increase clarity and decrease duplication with the 2017 Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses.
Other noteworthy changes include:
This draft was created by the CRNNS team and the Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee, a committee composed of practising NPs from different NP practice streams, research and education who helped guide the development of the new standards. Together, we consulted with provincial and national partners as well as all NPs in Nova Scotia who had the opportunity to provide input at the beginning of the development process.
Now in our final phase of consultation, this is your opportunity to help influence the direction of new standards for all NPs in Nova Scotia and contribute in this conversation with CRNNS and the Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee.
To participate, click on this link to complete our online feedback form. Participation is anonymous and you have until October 15.
If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Miller, CRNNS Policy Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Given name(s): Nicola Ann
Last name: Aaronson
Former name(s): Smith
CRNNS number: 12345
Type of licence: Nurse Practitioner
Status of Licence: Active Practising
Start Date: November 1 2014
Expiry Date: October 31 2015
Current Conditions and Restrictions: This nurse is not able to...
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Date of initial entry on the register: January 1, 1970
Date of removal from the register:
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Date of re-entry on the register:
NP Practice Category: Family
Collaborative Practice Effective Date: January 31, 2012
Dartmouth General Hospital
330 Main Street