Nurse Practitioners Roles and Issues

This course provides students with opportunities to continue the analysis, synthesis and integration of theoretical principles and concepts related to advanced nursing practice. Course content is designed keeping in mind Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners (CNO, 2018) and in particular the competencies that reflect knowledge of provincial practice standards for nurse practitioners, leadership and education as well as prescribing of controlled drugs and substances as defined by the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR). In addition, competencies of advanced nursing practice (ANP) to: “integrate graduate nursing educational preparation with in-depth, specialized clinical nursing knowledge and expertise in complex decision-making to meet the health needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations (CNA, Advanced Practice Nursing – A Pan-Canadian Framework 2019, p. 13).

The focus of this course is on the NP competencies pertaining to role of the nurse practitioner in providing health services through leadership, quality improvement, evidence based practice and education in a variety of contexts and practice settings.

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