Nursing practice is the performance or coordination of health care services. It encompasses all nurses do, how they do it, what is required of them, and their scope of practice.
Understanding Legislated Scope of Practice
The practice of registered nursing in Saskatchewan is defined and enabled through The Registered Nurses Act, 1988, and is commonly referred to as legislated scope of practice. All CRNS registrants have a legislated scope of practice, and each registrant has personal competence within it.
Nursing Practice Consultation
Do you have a question for an RN about nursing practice or nursing in general?
The College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan has a team of Nursing Advisors dedicated to answering questions from Registered Nurses and Registered Nurse Practitioners about specific areas of their practice.
Nursing Practice Resources
The CRNS establishes a minimum level of competence for all RN practice areas and communicates these competencies via its standards and competency documents.
Resources provided here provide further details on what is expected in all three practice categories of Registered Nurses in Saskatchewan, including RNs, RN(AAP)s, NPs.These documents provide recommendations for practice and give direction for specific areas of practice. These standards represent the criteria against which all registered nurses are measured.
Nursing Practice Updates
The CRNS is pleased to provide the latest news and updates on the practice of nursing in Saskatchewan.
CRNS Members can count on the CRNS to provide up-to-date news about anything that has an impact on the practice of nursing in Saskatchewan. This includes changes to legislation, updates to CRNS bylaws, and the introduction of new standards and guidelines.
The CRNS provides RNs with on-demand, online educational opportunities on a variety of nursing practice topics.
The CRNS is committed to providing its members with continuing education opportunities and educational resources that they can add into their annual learning plans and access when they need them. These include on-demand resources such as recorded webinars and presentations, as well as a live webinar series presented once a week and archived for later viewing.
The CRNS prides itself on providing its members with a robust and diverse community both within and outside of the workplace.
CRNS members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of initiatives in the nursing community that will enhance their nursing practice. These opportunities include: volunteering as a CRNS Liaison or Mentor, starting or participating in a Professional Practice Group, or getting involved with the CRNS Council, focus groups or committees.