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Introduction to Research Study with Advanced Practice Nurses


Introduction to Research Study with Advanced Practice Nurses

Diane Campbell is an assistant professor at the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan and is interested in conducting research with advanced practice nurses in Saskatchewan.

 Study title: The State of Advanced Practice Nurses Working with Long Term Care Residents in Saskatchewan.  

 An Information Sheet is available to fully explain the two part study. Part one is a survey and part two is an interview.

 If you are a currently working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner with long-term care residents, or have been within this past year, and would be interested in participating in the study, please contact Diane by phone at 306-337-3808_or by e-mail address diane.campbell@usask.ca Once the ethics review has been completed, an Information Sheet can be sent to you and we can set up a time for the survey portion of the study.  

Please provide the following information in your correspondence:



Phone Number:


Best days of the week to be contacted:

Best time of day to be contacted (i.e., morning, afternoon, and/or evening):

Thank you for considering participation in this study.

Yours truly,

Diane Campbell RN, PhD


Nurse practitioners offer good value in health care, study says

A study funded by the Ministry of Health outlines the benefits of having nurse practitioners in hospitals and long-term care homes.

University of Western Ontario professor and researcher Tina Hurlock-Chorostecki said nurse practitioners are often the one constant for a patient in hospital. They can act as liaisons with other health professionals to ease a patient's stay, and possibly shorten it. Read More 

Government of Saskatchewan rolls out rural nurse recruiting strategy

Nurse practitioners willing to relocate to some rural communities in Saskatchewan could receive up to $40,000 over five years in incentive grants as part of a new government recruiting strategy. Read More

Manitoba offers incentive for nurse practitioners to keep it rural

The provincial government is hoping new tuition-covering grants will entice graduating nurse practitioners (NPs) to work in rural communities. Read More

Nurse practitioners leaving clinics for hospitals, higher pay

In Sudbury, and across the province, a growing number of nurse practitioners are leaving community clinics to earn higher salaries in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Read More

Nurse Practitioner Recruitment and Retention Strategy

SANP is pleased to partner with the Ministry of Health for the Recruitment and Retention Strategy for NPs.  The Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health, Randy Weekes, announced the strategy on April 3, 2014.  This is the product of collaboration with the Ministry and SANP.  Thanks are also due the Minister for Advanced Education Rob Norris for supporting 5 new NP seats.  This is a new strategy to bring more NPs to rural communities with a population of 10,000 or less. 


Read more: Nurse Practitioner Recruitment and Retention Strategy

Supported by an unrestricted contribution by Pfizer Canada.