What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?
NPs treat the whole person.
NPs are registered nurses who have completed graduate education that includes an extensive clinical experience.
NPs do not practice under another health care professional.
NPs are primary care providers addressing needs relating to a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
NPs practice in specialty areas like neonatal, pain, and emergency services and many more.
NPs are under their scope of practice are able to :
In Saskatchewan, the majority of nurse practitioners practice in clinic settings with a primary care focus. Saskatchewan also has a small group of nurse practitioners with a narrower focus of practice including older adults in long term care facilities, all age patients in emergent care settings, neonatal and pediatric care units, and various other niches in specialized practice.