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NURSE PRACTITIONER REGULATION FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION PLAN PROJECT (NPR-FIPP)
The Nurse Practitioner Regulation Framework Implementation Plan Project (NPR-FIPP) is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative commissioned by the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR). The NPR-FIPP builds on previous work with a goal to implement the recommendations endorsed by CCRNR regarding six basic elements of a Model for Nurse Practitioner Regulation in Canada. Additional details about the recommendations and their development are posted to the project page.
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NURSE PRACTITIONERS ENTRY-LEVEL COMPETENCIES
A key priority of the NPR-FIPP project was to refresh the NP entry-level competencies to drive future NP entry-level education. The refresh process was initiated in January 2021 and was carried out by a five-person Education Sub-Committee. From March to July 2022, a multi-pronged consultation strategy was implemented. After a rigorous process, the proposed NP entry-level competencies are now with nursing regulatory bodies across Canada for review, approval and implementation within their own jurisdictions.
The final NP entry-level competencies document will be posted here once the jurisdictions have approved them.
PRACTICE ANALYSIS STUDY OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS - 2015
In 2015, the CCRNR embarked on a project to analyze NP practice across Canada in three practice streams (Adult, Family/All Ages, and Pediatrics) in support of a national approach for nurse practitioner (NP) licensure/registration/certification. This study identified behavioural indicators common to all practice streams and set the stage for moving towards common entry-level competencies in each jurisdiction while providing a unique and timely opportunity to explore the development of a vision for NP regulation across the country. The ongoing NP Regulatory Framework Implementation Plan Project (NPR-FIPP) builds on this practice analysis work.