Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with advanced education and an expanded scope of practice.
To become an NP in Nova Scotia, a registered nurse must complete an approved NP education program, meet the entry-level NP competency requirements, pass the NP examination specific to their focus of practice and fulfill all other CRNNS registration and licensure requirements. NPs establish a collaborative practice relationship with a physician or group of physicians who will be available for consultation about client care.
In addition to the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, all NPs must practice in a manner consistent with:
Nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia provide healthcare to a broad range of clients in a variety of practice settings such as community clinics, emergency rooms and collaborative emergency centers, hospitals and long term care facilities. They are fully accountable for the care they provide to their clients, including individuals, families and the communities.
The nurse practitioner:
Health promotion and illness prevention, research, education and policy development are central to the care that NPs provide.
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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...
Licence Status Notes: (Text Field)
Date of initial entry on the register: January 1, 1970
Date of removal from the register:
Registraton Status Notes: (Text Field)
Date of re-entry on the register:
NP Practice Category: Family
Collaborative Practice Effective Date: January 31, 2012
Dartmouth General Hospital
330 Main Street