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What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

NPs treat the whole person.

NPs are registered nurses who have completed graduate education that includes an extensive clinical experience.

NPs do not practice under another health care professional.

NPs are primary care providers addressing needs relating to a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

NPs practice in specialty areas like neonatal, pain, and emergency services and many more. 

NPs are under their scope of practice are able to : 

    • diagnose and treat illness 
    • order and interpret diagnostic test ( e.g. lab, Xray, CT and MRI)
    • prescribe medication
    • perform medical procedures (e.g. suturing and mole removal)
    • arrange referrals to a specialist when required
    • manage chronic disease such (e.g. diabetes, COPD)
    • manage mental illness 
    • routine screening (e.g. cancers, kidney disease, diabetes)
    • women's health (e.g. prenatal care, PAPS)

In Saskatchewan, the majority of nurse practitioners practice in clinic settings with a primary care focus. Saskatchewan also has a small group of nurse practitioners with a narrower focus of practice including older adults in long term care facilities, all age patients in emergent care settings, neonatal and pediatric care units, and various other niches in specialized practice.

  Contact Information 

  Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners

  Box 97 Lipton ,SK S0G 3B0

  E: info@sasknp.org

Land Acknowledgement 

SANP respectfully acknowledges that our offices and members reside on Treaty 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 territories and the traditional homelands of the Métis. These treaties serve to govern our relationship with Indigenous people. We recognize the enduring presence and resilience of Indigenous  peoples on this land, and we commit to working towards reconciliation and building respectful relationships with Indigenous communities. We pay respect to the keepers of the land and the land itself. 

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