We believe self-employed registered nurses and nurse practitioners provide a health service that contributes to the health of Albertans. RNs or NPs who engage in nursing practice by themselves, in partnership with other practitioners, or by employing others are considered to be self-employed.
Self-employed nurses apply nursing knowledge, skill and judgement in a variety of settings and areas including clinical practice, administration, education, research and consultation. Nurses may take on various roles such as clinician, professional, communicator, collaborator, coordinator, leader, advocate, educator and scholar. Examples of self-employed RN roles include:
Being engaged in self-employed RN or NP practice brings certain opportunities and inherent risks.
It is important to:
>What could go wrong?
What is the likelihood of something going wrong?
What harm could be caused if something does go wrong?
How often can something go wrong?
What changes can be made to prevent this?
How can consequences be mitigated from the outset?
What will help reduce the effects or consequences?
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