March 2016

NP Practice analysis results

On Feb. 22, 2016, the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators released a report on the NP Practice Analysis study.

The study was done to provide a comprehensive description of the entry-level knowledge, skills and abilities required in three streams of Nurse Practitioner (NP) practice: adult, family/all ages and pediatric. The study found a high level of consistency among jurisdictions in the competencies required for safe, effective and ethical NP practice. This consistency was seen across the country and among the three specialties (Paediatrics, Adult and Primary Health Care), and between entry-level and experienced NPs

The study was led by CCRNR with the support of the 12 nursing regulatory bodies in Canada. Members of the College and NPs across the country donated their time to participate on a Research Advisory Committee and on subject-matter-expert panels. They also helped to finalize surveys that were sent to NPs and universities in Canada. More than 500 NPs from Ontario participated in the survey.

Thank you to NPs and other nurses from across the province who participated in the NP Practice Analysis study.

For more information about the study and its findings, visit the Nurse Practitioner page on CCRNR’s website.


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