Nurse Practitioner Competencies

Current: Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework

20181: Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners

1These competencies will be in effect January 2018. We released the document early to give stakeholders time to prepare for the new competencies. For example, for universities to have time to update their curricula.

 

What does this mean for you in 2017?

Are you an international applicant applying to be an NP?

You are expected to demonstrate the same competencies as graduates of approved Nurse Practitioner programs in Ontario, which are the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework.

Are you an applicant planning to write a nurse practitioner registration exam?

Go to www.ccrnr.ca/exams.html for information about the Adult, Paediatrics and Primary Health Care exams.

Are you an NP that has been selected for Quality Assurance Practice Assessment?

Your assessments and objective tests will be based on the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework.

Page last reviewed November 30, 2016