The Registered Nurses’ Union (RNU) Newfoundland & Labrador is proud to acknowledge November 13-19 as Nurse Practitioners’ Week.
This is a time to celebrate nurse practitioners (NPs) and raise awareness of the exceptional care they provide to communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.
It’s also an opportunity to call on policymakers to harness the full potential of NPs to improve timely access to health care.
NPs can help improve access to care in communities across the province and alleviate strain on the system that we currently face due to a shortage of primary health providers, an aging population and a high complexity of care.
NPs are highly skilled practitioners with advanced education that allows them to autonomously diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications. NP practice provides a patient-centered approach that includes health promotion and patient education.
During Nurse Practitioners’ Week, RNU will highlight NPs on our social media channels to showcase the many areas of care where NPs are working and promote the incredible work of NPs and how we could fully utilize NPs to improve health care. NPs are encouraged to participate by filling out our Nurse Practitioners – Did You Know Form.
We wish all NPs a Happy Nurse Practitioners’ Week!