Nurse Practitioner Practice Analysis Released

February 22, 2016

On Feb. 22, 2016, the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) released the findings of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Practice Analysis. The Analysis was conducted by CCRNR, with participation of representatives from 11 of 12 Canadian nursing regulatory bodies (including ARNNL). The Analysis provided an opportunity to engage a number of stakeholders including Canadian administrators, researchers and educators, experts from each stream of NP practice, as well as practicing NPs across Canada. The most significant finding from the NP Practice Analysis demonstrates that NPs across Canada use the same competencies in their practice in all Canadian jurisdictions and across the three streams of NP practice: family/all ages, adult and pediatrics.

ARNNL will be consulting with stakeholders in the upcoming months regarding the entry-level competencies identified during the analysis. Further consultations will also take place as key information identified in the analysis is reviewed to inform future regulatory decisions.

Visit CCRNR’s website to view the full Practice Analysis report, fact sheet and Q and A.

For more information, please contact Lynn Power, ARNNL Executive Director, at (709) 753-6173 or

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