Introducing the RN Specialty Practices (RNSP) Guideline

The SRNA has finalized the RN Specialty Practices (RNSP) Guideline that further refines the original RNSP model developed in 2014.

The RN Specialty Practices (RNSP) model applies to RNs who are licensed to practice in Saskatchewan and optimizes RN practice in the interest of the public. The model provides the opportunity for all RNs to safely and competently optimize their scope of practice in the interest of the individual client or client population in collaboration with employers. RNSPs are beyond entry-level competency and within the scope of RN practice in Saskatchewan.

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 the 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 your patients.

Thank you to those who participated in the review and finalization of this guideline.

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