Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have undertaken graduate education and training in advanced clinical practice.
NPs conduct comprehensive health assessment, diagnose health/illness conditions, treat and manage acute and chronic illness within a holistic model of care. NPs order and interpret screening and diagnostic tests, perform procedures and prescribe medications and therapeutic interventions.
You will need to hold current RN registration in Alberta or another Canadian jurisdiction, and will need to have reported at least 4,500 hours of practice satisfactory to the Registrar. Contact email@example.com to find out if you have enough RN hours.
You must then complete an approved NP program in Alberta, or an NP program elsewhere in Canada that is recognized in one of the Canadian jurisdictions. You will then need to pass the NP registration exam for your stream of practice.
You will need to hold active NP status in the jurisdiction where you are currently registered, and will need to have met the currency requirement of 1,125 hours of practice within the last five years. (600 practice hours within the last two years must have been NP clinical practice.)
You must first be registered as an RN in Alberta, and have 4,500 hours of practice satisfactory to the Registrar. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if you have enough RN hours. Once you have become an RN in Alberta, you can apply to the Registration Committee to you have NP and experience education evaluated.
If you have met the requirements and are ready to apply for initial NP registration, here are your next steps.
If you are or were registered in Canada outside of Alberta as an NP, here is what's required to practise in this province.
While waiting to complete eligibility requirements, nurse practitioner graduates may submit an application for a GNP temporary practice permit so that they may engage in nurse practitioner practice.