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NP Practice Analysis results released

CRNBC welcomes opportunity for continued collaboration with colleagues across Canada

Posted Feb. 22, 2016

The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) today released the findings of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Practice Analysis. The analysis has uncovered key information that will inform future regulatory decisions in NP practice across Canada.

CRNBC has been a key stakeholder in the NP Practice Analysis from the outset.

Key findings

  • NPs across Canada use the same competencies in their practice in all Canadian jurisdictions and across the three streams of NP practice: family/all ages, adult and pediatrics. This paves the way to exploring the possibility of consistent requirements for NP registration and licensure across Canada.
  • Differences in NP practice lie in the patient population needs and the context of practice, such as age, developmental stage, complexity and health condition(s).

Next steps

CCRNR will begin consultation with stakeholders to determine the regulatory implications of the analysis. CRNBC will be reaching out to key stakeholders to validate the draft entry-level competencies identified during the analysis.



CRNBC Nursing Policy Consultant

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