13th Annual NPANS Conference and AGM Celebrating our Continued Growth
Stay tuned for the 13th Annual NPANS Conference! (May 2nd-4th, 2019)
Applications for NPANS Education & Research Grants are now being accepted.
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Register and pay for your NPANS membership or NPANS student membership online.
The role of NPANS is to promote and support nurse practitioner practice in the province of Nova Scotia. Check out our events!
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What is a nurse practitioner?
- An NP is a registered nurse (RN) with additional education in health assessment, diagnosis and management of illnesses and injuries, including prescribing drugs. Grounded in the nursing profession’s values, knowledge, theories and practice, the NP role complements other health care providers and is seen as an invaluable support to health care teams.
- NPs provide a range of health services to individuals of all ages, families, communities and groups with a focus on promoting health and preventing illness. They work collaboratively with other health professionals such as family physicians, registered nurses, therapists, nutritionists, social workers and pharmacists.
- NPs provide care in diverse health care settings, from community clinics and health care centres, to hospitals, medical practices, nursing homes and home care. They are able to diagnose and treat common illnesses and prescribe medications within specific standards and conditions as outlined in their respective provincial and territorial legislation.
- NPs are recognized as a solution to improving timely public access to quality health care. Nurse practitioners complement traditional hospital and physician services and can help alleviate current gaps and waiting times in the health care system, especially in rural and remote communities.” (Canadian Nurse Practitioner Initiative, 2005).