Is an experienced registered nurse with advanced education, skills, and extended class (EC) registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Has the independent authority to perform controlled acts beyond those available to Registered Nurses (RNs), including ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, communicating a diagnosis, prescribing pharmaceuticals, performing specific procedures, and referring to specialists.
Provides health promotion, disease prevention and illness management for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations
Often acts as the individual’s or family’s first point of contact with the health care system, similar to the role of a Family Physician
Works collaboratively with other health care professionals to support the health of their clients
Nurse practitioners practice in various clinical settings in Ontario