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Nurse Practitioners are a vital Health care team members who:

  • Increase access to health care
  • Manage chronic disease
  • Promote health, prevent 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.

 

Nurse Practitioner Association of Nova Scotia 2019 Conference

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.

 

13th Annual NPANS Conference and AGM Celebrating our Continued Growth

The 13th Annual NPANS Conference! (May 2nd-4th, 2019)

Applications for NPANS Education & Research Grants are now being accepted.

Apply now! NPANS.ca@gmail.com

Register Now

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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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a nurse practitioner?

    • Nurse Practitioners are graduate prepared health care providers who practice autonomously and independently. NPs provide direct care to patients to diagnose and manage disease/illness, prescribe medications, order/interpret laboratory/diagnostic tests, and initiate referrals to specialists. (Nurse Practitioner Association of Canada). In Canada, NPs are licensed by jurisdictional nursing regulators. 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.
    • Nurse Practitioners 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 physicians, registered nurses, therapists, nutritionists, social workers and pharmacists.
    • Nurse Practitioners provide care in diverse health care settings, from community clinics and health care centres, to hospitals, medical practices, nursing homes and home care.
    • Nurse Practitioners are a recognized solution to improving timely public access to quality health care. NPs 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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