Nurse Practitioners – Improving health care in communities

The Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) is an online graduate level program offered through a joint partnership between the Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will receive a Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Regina. Your studies will provide you with the knowledge and skills to write the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination.

The program has received preliminary approval from the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA) which acknowledges that graduates will be eligible for RN(NP) licensure in Saskatchewan after successful completion of the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination. This approval rating is the highest rating of a program that has not yet graduated students.

Growing Role of Nurse Practitioners

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an integral part of the health care system providing care in community settings such as primary care clinics, nursing stations, long term care facilities and in health care teams.

A NP has the authority to perform advanced health assessments, diagnose health problems, order diagnostic tests and prescribe medications. The NP manages all aspects of care from the point of entry to the health care system, through to the community in which they reside, participating in health community policy development, health promotion and illness prevention.

You are encouraged to watch “Nurse Practitioners – It’s about time” on YouTube and its explanation of the important role Nurse Practitioners play across Canada.