Colaborative Nurse Practitioner And The Snap Model

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The Saskatchewan Nursing Advanced Practice (SNAP) model is the framework that developed by the Master of Nursing –Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) at the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic in order to guide the successful implementation of the NP role for advanced nursing practice (SPUR, 2015). This paper compares and contrasts the registered nurses and nurse practitioners' roles to the SNAP model. The purpose of the paper is to analyze the characteristics, responsibilities, and legal legislatives for advanced practice roles. Nurse practitioners and registered nurses are both healthcare providers specializing in patient care. The main differences between nurse practitioners and registered nurses are the level of education and care that they are authorized to provide to patients (RNAO, types of nursing). All nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have met advanced registration requirements (CNO, Nurse Practitioner, 2017, pg 3) whereas Registered Nurses typically have a baccalaureate degree in nursing (RNAO, types of nursing -http://rnao.ca/about/types-nursing). The requirements to be a nurse practitioner in Canada include being a registered nurse, having graduated from an approved post-baccalaureate nurse practitioner program, having passed an entry-to-practice exam and completing clinical practicum hours (Spence, 2015, pg 4). Nurse Practitioners show the competencies and characteristics of advanced nursing practice. Nurse Practitioners

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