RN Prescribing

On Monday, April 3, 2023, the NL Provincial Government announced amendments to the RN Regulations to permit RN Prescribing. Once an RN has obtained the required education, authorization, and competence, the RN is authorized, within the parameters outlined by the employer sponsor, to prescribe medications, order laboratory and diagnostic screening tests and/or other non-pharmacological interventions, and make referrals, within a practice setting or client population identified by an employer. The employer sponsor must agree that the context or setting is an identified area of need that would benefit by having RN prescribing.

For more information, please refer to the following documents:

Registered Nurse (RN) Prescribing Framework
Registered Nurse (RN) Prescribing Practice Guidelines
RN Prescribing FAQs

Required Education: Saskatchewan Polytechnic Courses:

NURS 1713 – Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
NURS 1714 – Rational Drug Therapy for RN Prescribers
NURS 1715 – Clinical Decision Making for RN Prescribers

Once the RN has completed the education requirements, the RN must complete the RN Prescribing College Authorization Form Parts A & B and submit to registration at [email protected]. The RN is also required to submit with the application, a certificate or transcript of successful completion of the three courses from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

For information on RN prescribing, contact:

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