Nurse practitioners are leaders, clinicians, and role models who bring a holistic approach to primary health care that directly impacts the lives of individuals, families, and communities (University of Regina, 2011-2021). Building on baccalaureate registered nursing practice, students enhance their knowledge of nursing theory, practice, and legal authority and autonomy (University of Regina, 2011-2021) while developing advanced skills in health assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation within primary health care. Community development, health promotion, and collaboration with interprofessional health care providers are essential components of student learning and advanced nursing practice (University of Regina, 2011-2021). Throughout the program students critically synthesize and apply research, best practice guidelines, and theory into the advanced practice nursing role.
The CNPP curriculum is grounded in the philosophy and principles of Primary Health Care: Canadian Nurses Association Advanced Nursing Practice: A National framework (2019); Nurse Practitioner Entry-level Competencies CRNS (2017); and the Nurse Practitioner Practice Standards CRNS (2017).