Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador (2016)

November 30, 2016
On October 21, 2016, ARNNL Council approved the Regulatory Document: Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador (2016). The entry-level competencies (ELCs) were developed as part of a national analysis of the three streams of Nurse Practitioner (NP) Practice: Family/All Ages, Adult & Pediatric/Child undertaken by the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulations (CCRNR), of which ARNNL is a member. ARNNL then conducted a NP & key stakeholder consultation within the province to validate the relevance and applicability of the competencies for entry-level practice.
 
The entry-level competencies for NPs serves several main purposes:
  • Nurse Practitioner Education Program approval
  • Guide for curriculum development
  • Public and Employer awareness of the practice expectations for entry-level NPs up to two-years of practice
  • Inform future decisions regarding (potential template) one or more entry-level exams for NPs
  • Permit CCRNR to investigate and work towards harmonizing registration and licensure requirements for NPs across the country
 
For more information or questions related to the Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners, please contact:
 
Michelle Carpenter
Nursing Consultant-Policy & Practice
709 753 6174
mcarpenter@arnnl.ca
 
Click here to access the document.

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