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Nurse Practitioners are a vital Health care team members who:

  • Increase access to health care
  • Manage chronic disease
  • Promote health, prevents injury and disease

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Nova Scotia

 

NPANS is a non-profit, volunteer-run, professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its membership nurse practitioners, and nurse practitioner students. The goal of NPANS is to enhance the health of Nova Scotians through the advocacy, support and development of the nurse practitioner (NP) role.

 

Welcome to the NPANS

 

NPANS is a non-profit, volunteer-run, professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its membership nurse practitioners, and nurse practitioner students. The goal of NPANS is to enhance the health of Nova Scotians through the advocacy, support and development of the nurse practitioner (NP) role.

 

12th Annual NPANS Conference and AGM Celebrating our Continued Growth

Register for the 12th Annual NPANS Conference today! (April 25-27th, 2018)

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Register and pay for your NPANS membership or NPANS student membership online.

Current Events

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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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Questions about NPANS registration, policies, executive, or events? Give us a call or fill out our contact form today!

NPANS News

3 days ago

Nurse Practitioners' Association of Nova Scotia

The Province of Nova Scotia congratulates the physicians, nursing staff, other health care providers and support staff, and the community of Eskasoni on the grand opening of the new Eskasoni Health Centre. Residents will continue to benefit from the quality care delivered in a beautiful new space. ... See MoreSee Less

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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).
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