To practice nursing in Saskatchewan, you must be registered and licenced to practice registered nursing with the SRNA. Only if you have a licence to practice nursing can you call yourself, or be employed as, a "nurse", "registered nurse", "graduate nurse", "registered nurse (nurse practitioner)" or "registered nurse (graduate nurse practitioner)".


Requirements for NP Registration in Saskatchewan


Education:Successfully completed a RN(NP) nursing education program approved or recognized by Council.


Examination:
Pass the NP registration exam for the specialty for which you are seeking licensure.


Registration where Educated:
You must have been registered in good standing in the jurisdiction where you completed your NP education program.

This means you must provide evidence of registration (verification) in the jurisdiction where you completed your NP education program. The verification must indicate that you are not the subject of an investigation or any practice limitations, restrictions or conditions in that jurisdiction which limits the practice of registered nursing. (Required for NPs licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction). 



Registration in Good Standing:
You must be registered in good standing in the jurisdiction where you initially licensed and most recently worked as a RN(NP).

This means you need verification indicating you were licensed and not the subject of an investigation or any practice limitations, restrictions or conditions, in that jurisdiction which limits the practice of registered nursing. (Required for NPs licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction and employed in NP practice).



Good Character:
This means evidence that you have not been convicted of any criminal offence or a finding of guilt for any criminal offence under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada ), or any similar legislation in any province, territory, state or country or any offence in relation to the practice of nursing or any profession in any jurisdiction.



Immediate reporting of a criminal conviction or finding of guilt :
 While licenced to practice as a GN, RN, RN(AAP), RN(GNP) or RN(NP), a member must immediately report to the Registrar if he/she has obtained a conviction or finding of guilt for any criminal offense under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) or any similar legislation in any province, territory, state or country, or any offence in relation to the practice of nursing or another profession in any jurisdiction. Contact the Registrar at: register@srna.org or (Regina) 306-359-4200; (Toll free) 1-800-667-9945


Employer Reference:
 a written employer reference is required, attesting to the your safe practice and compliance with the NP Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the profession. (Required for NPs licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction and employed in NP practice).



Hours of Practice:
In the last three years, in a recognized NP role, you must have either:

Worked at least 900 hours of NP nursing practice, of which 600 hours must be direct clinical practice
Or
Graduated from an approved NP education program
Or
Completed an approved or customized RN(NP) re-entry program



Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) education:
If not provided in your NP program, you must provide evidence of successful completion of this module. The CDSA module is available in Saskatchewan with Saskatchewan Polytechnic.