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New entry-level competencies for NPs

Starting January 2018, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) will have new competencies that will be defined in the Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners document. We are releasing the document one year early to give stakeholders time to prepare for the new competencies. For example, universities can use the time to update their curricula.

In 2017, NPs and applicants will continue to be assessed by the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework. 

The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators developed the new NP competencies. They will be used in jurisdictions across Canada.

Learn more about the current and new NP competencies.

Page last reviewed December 14, 2016