Introducing the RN Specialty Practices (RNSP) Guideline
The SRNA is accountable for public protection by ensuring RNs, NPs and RN(AAP)s are competent and practicing safely. One way we can do this is by ensuring RNs are practicing to their full scope of practice. This includes looking at ways RNs can better utilize their knowledge and skills to enhance patient care. Most recently, the SRNA has finalized the RN Specialty Practices (RNSP) Guideline that further refines the original RNSP model developed in 2014 that supports nurses in practicing to their full scope of practice.
In all practice settings across Saskatchewan, RNs play a key role in providing optimal care leading toward the best possible health outcomes for individual clients and client populations. RNSPs place the client at the centre of the model and recognize the RN at point-of-care as the expert. The updated guideline creates a foundation where the needs of the client in the specific practice environment are at the core and where the model can be applied consistently in practice settings across Saskatchewan. RNSPs ensure a standardized approach based on evidence and best practice, and clearly articulate the authorizing mechanism and RN competency requirements.
The RN Specialty Practices (RNSP) Guideline reviews the RNSP model, details the essential components of an RN Clinical Protocol, and includes an RN Clinical Protocol Checklist. We encourage you to access the guideline to think about how RNSPs could contribute to more timely, safe, quality care for the people in your community.