posted March 17, 2014
The following announcement is from the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR). The CCRNR is an organization made up of representatives from Canada’s 12 provincial/territorial bodies that regulate the practice of registered nurses.
The Canadian Council of RN Regulators (CCRNR) is pleased to announce that Professional Examination Service (ProExam) is the successful vendor following its request for proposals for completion of a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Practice Analysis.
In November 2013, CCRNR announced that it had launched a project called the Nurse Practitioner Practice Analysis in order to analyse nurse practitioner practice across Canada. The Nurse Practitioner Practice Analysis will provide a comprehensive description of NP practice in Canada, which will inform future decisions about entry-to-practice exams and permit CCRNR members to develop consistent requirements for licensure or registration across the country.
“The NP Practice Analysis results will have far-reaching influences for NPs across Canada and ProExam’s breadth of knowledge and flexible approach in conducting practice analysis surveys makes them the right collaborative partner,” explains Anne Coghlan, President of CCRNR.
Nurse practitioners across the country will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the NP Practice Analysis survey tool. NPs who are interested in participating should stay tuned for more information from their regulatory body.
ProExam is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City that has provided North American leadership in the field of professional licensure and certification exams since 1941. ProExam brings to this project its extensive experience in conducting practice analysis studies for a wide variety of professions in Canada and the United States.
For more information, please visit www.ccrnr.ca.
The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators is comprised of the Chief Executive Officers/Executive Directors of Canada’s 12 nursing regulatory bodies. This Council provides a formal mechanism for nurse regulators to work together in promoting excellence in professional nursing regulation, and serves as a national forum on provincial/territorial, national and global regulatory matters in nursing.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential Recognition Program.