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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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Routine HIV Testing Resource Kit for Health Care Providers

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The Saskatchewan HIV Provincial Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to share a set of resources to assist health care providers in implementing the Saskatchewan HIV Testing Policy 2013. This policy calls for routine HIV testing as the new standard of practice.

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Are nurse practitioners the cure for B.C.'s family doctor shortage?

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Congratulations to the 2013 Heather Keith Award Recipient

IMG 1684One special event at our recent annual meeting was the announcement of the Heather Keith Award Winner. The Heather Keith Award is given annually to a Nurse Practitioner who demonstrates excellence. Jeannie Daku from Carlyle Primary Health Center is this year’s winner. Jeannie has a passion for women’s issues and continues to work collaboratively with many different disciplines to further programs supporting women. She has developed programs for her community and her region; her work also expands beyond her own region.


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SANP Secures Commitment from Minister of Health

By Debbie Bathgate

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Monday, May 6, 2013 the Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners, (SANP), hosted a successful MLA Reception in room 208 in the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, Regina. The aim of this advocacy event included obtaining commitment from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Advanced Education to work with Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to find meaningful and useful solutions to the problems of recruitment, retention, and providing sustainable, provide high quality, accessible, affordable and sustainable primary health care services in Saskatchewan.

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The current government of Saskatchewan is trying hard to spin positives out of nothing, again. Both on April 9 and April 16, 2013 Rural and Remote Health Minister, Randy Weeks announced, on behalf of Advanced Education Minister Don Morgan, a "new program" that will encourage nurses and NURSE PRACTITIONERS to work in rural and remote areas of the province. The program will forgive Saskatchewan Student Loans of up to $4,000 per year up to a maximum of $20,000 over 5 years if Nurse Practitioners work in under-served rural and remote communities with a population less than 10,000.



“Nurses await green light...”

Only a few remaining barriers remain to enable Nurse Practitioners to prescribe controlled drugs and substances. Maureen Klenk, RN(NP), and Chief Nursing Officer of SK, Lynn Digney Davis RN(NP) describe this in an interview by Janet French of the Star Phoenix published March 23, 2013.