Nursing Practice Resources
The CRNS establishes a minimum or safe level of competence for all RN practice areas and communicates these competencies via its resource documents.
Registered Nurse Resources
The following resources are specifically for Registered Nurses in Saskatchewan.
The following resources provide further role clarity and guidelines for RNs. RNs are self-regulated health care professionals who meet CRNS educational and licensure requirements and have passed the national registered nurse licensure exam.
Nurse Practitioner Resources
The following resources are specifically for Nurse Practitioners in Saskatchewan.
The following resources are for Nurse Practitioners (NP)s. An NP meets CRNS educational and licensure requirements, has one of the broadest scopes of practice of all RNs in Saskatchewan, and demonstrates the ability to apply Nurse Practitioner standards and competencies.
These tools and resources are specifically for RNs with Additional Authorized Practice [RN(AAP)] in Saskatchewan.
The following resources provide further role clarity and guidelines for RN(AAP)s. An RN(AAP) meets CRNS educational and licensing requirements and demonstrates the ability to apply Additional Authorized Practice standards and competencies to diagnose and treat Limited Common Medical Disorders as identified in the Clinical Decision Tools (CDTs). An RN(AAP) can only prescribe and dispense the medications that are identified in a CDT.
Cannabis Legalization Resources
Information and resources to best support your professional nursing practice as it relates to the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada.
With the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada on October 17, 2018, the CRNS has gathered information and resources to best support your professional nursing practice, including fitness to practice requirements, a harm reduction approach, and cannabis in the workplace.
Medical Assistance in Dying Resources
Information and resources to best support your professional nursing practice as it relates to Medical Assistance in Dying.
On November 1, 2018, the federal government’s Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying come into force. Significant work has been undertaken in Saskatchewan by the provincial government and other professional associations to update the current Saskatchewan forms to include all the new federal requirements.
Toolkits are created to respond to specific problems and questions.
The toolkit format provides specific at-a-glance information on a variety of RN and RN related questions. Toolkits identify and group supporting resources and answers commonly asked questions.