"A Nurse Practitioner Available to all Residents of Saskatchewan"

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SANP is a non-profit, volunteer-run, professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its membership — NPs, NP students, and nurses who have an interest in the NP practice.

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SANP Leadership Award

Established in 2011, the SANP Leadership Award provides recognition to a peer-nominated member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership to the association and in NP practice.

Award Criteria
Awarded to a RN(NP) who has demonstrated excellence in leadership in nursing.  Leadership is defined as either formal or informal and includes two of the three defining characteristics:

  • Mentoring and empowerment
  • Innovation and change agency
  • Activism

Nomination Checklist
Your submission must include the following information:

  • Two nominators including at least one practicing RN (NP) and their contact information.
  • Nominee information including their contact information.
  •  A one-page letter written by one nominator stating reasons for nominating the individual biographical information on the candidate (such as their nursing education, employment, and career highlights) and examples of how the individual meets or exceeds the specific criteria listed.

Selection Committee

  • The selection committee will review all nominations carefully and it will comprise of three (3) SANP executive members who do not present a conflict of interest.
  • Each nomination will be anonymized before circulation to the selection committee.
  • Each nomination will be rated on each selection criteria. The nominee with the highest ratings will be deemed the successful recipient of the award.

Presentation of Award

  • The SANP office will contact the successful recipient and the nominators regarding the
  • successful nomination.
  • The recipient and a guest will be invited to attend the banquet at the SANP conference on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Regina, SK, where the award will be presented to the recipient.

To nominate an NP, please complete the online nomination form by Monday, February 26, 2018.

Click here to nominate an NP

Save the date: 2018 NP Education Conference

Please save the 2018 dates in your calendar!

Save the Date-2018-online

Recipient of the 2017 Heather Keith Leadership Award

Shelly Cal

Congratulations to Shelly Cal on being the recipient of the 2017 Heather Keith Leadership Award. 

Shelly has been practicing as an NP in Hudson Bay for 18 years.  Shelly's focus on her clients naturally leads her to empower them to be active in their health care.  She understood a need to motivate those who are difficult to motivate to do so and she was instrumental in starting a long running program in Hudson Bay called "In-To-It".  Shelly is a master at recognizing patterns in her community through her clinic work as an NP.  Then she goes the next step in partnering with other community members and groups to address those needs and to improve opportunities in Hudson Bay.

Shelly's belief is always that the patient comes first and that her patients are part of a broader community that also requires care. 

Please join us on congratulating Shelly Cal!


2017 SANP MLA Reception

A special invitation for Sask NPs!

The SANP will be hosting our 3rd MLA reception to network with MLAs and discuss how NPs can help all residents of Saskatchewan.

Please join us:

Monday, May 15, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saskatchewan Legislative Building 
2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK S4S 0B3
Room 218

All Saskatchewan NPs are invited and there is no cost to attend the event. However, please note that an RSVP is required for this event.

We will be sharing speaking/briefing notes in advance so that we provide a consistent message when speaking to the MLAs.

If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP by Friday, May 5, 2017 using our online RSVP form.

NPs can solve B.C. primary care woes, conference told

The BC Nurse Practitioner Association (BCNPA) released a report last year entitled "Primary Care Transformation in British Columbia: A New Model to Integrate Nurse Practitioners". Here's an article written by the Canadian Healthcare Network after they interviewed the BCNPA at an annual health policy conference.

Click here to read the article

BCNPA Primary Care Transformation in British Columbia

The British Columbia Nurse Practitioner Association (BCNPA) wrote and released a paper in November 2016 around sustainable funding models for NPs in BC.  This paper has been distributed provincially and nationally to a wide group of stakeholders and they have received favourable review and feedback from many, including the Canadian Nurses Association, the BC Chief Nursing Officers, and the provincial and federal Ministries of Health.

The paper was recently presented by one of the co-authors Dr. Natasha Prodan-Bhalla, at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research Conference in Vancouver.  It was well-received there with keen interest from physicians who are interested in working with interprofessional teams in multi-disciplinary settings but are hampered by the limitations of their own current funding models.  Sustainable funding for new NP roles was seen as a pressing need by those in attendance.

Click here to read the paper