1.1 Practise according to ethical, legislative and professional standards that reflect their increased level of responsibility, accountability and scope of practice.
1.2 Notify the CRNNS when considering changing their patient population and/or practice setting and, as required, successfully complete the CRNNS’s Competence Assessment Program for nurse practitioners.
1.3 Provide only those health services that legislation, standards or policies grant them authority to perform and for which competence has been achieved and maintained. The only exception is in life-threatening emergency situations. In such situations, nurse practitioners are ethically obliged to provide the best care they can within the constraints of the circumstances.
1.4 Base treatment decisions on the best evidence that appropriate sources can provide, as well as their own clinical judgment and their clients’ needs, while considering client preferences.
1.5 Practise autonomously and collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team.
1.6 Document all aspects of client care as required by legislation/regulation (federal/provincial/territorial) and policy (CRNNS and employer).
1.7 Maintain, store and transfer client health records according to legislation/regulation (federal/provincial/territorial), professional standards and relevant policies.
1.8 Arrange for another professional(s) to provide care for clients who need urgent, continuous and/or follow-up care during times when the nurse practitioner will be absent.
1.9 Recognize and address situations that place them in a conflict of interest, and take steps to avoid any actions or situations that could put them in a conflict of interest.
1.10 Recognize and address breaches of legal, ethical and practice standards, made by themselves or by others, in a timely and appropriate manner.