CASE RNs has compiled provincial guidelines for Registered Nurses in independent practice across Canada. Click on any document to review the guidelines.
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
The International Council of Nurses handbook:
"Looking for more professionally satisfying and personally fulfilling ways to contribute
to health care provision systems, nurses are reclaiming their traditional right to independent
practice in small but growing numbers. They are expanding their clinical roles and offering a
range of innovative services, with the focus primarily on health promotion, illness and accident
prevention, chronic and palliative care, rehabilitation and support services, clinical specialty
practice and management consultancy. Efficient clinicians, these nurses are also providing
quality and effective services and creating a positive public image as patient advocates,
caregivers, counsellors and educators. This independent-minded group of nurses include both
entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.
As with any systemic or organisational change, the reintroduction of nurse entrepreneurs
requires careful preparation of the practitioners and the field while at the same time creating
the necessary legal, socio-economic, professional and personal support structures. National
nurses associations (NNAs) have an important role to play in the ongoing evolution of nurse
entrepreneurship and a major responsibility to monitor and evaluate the results in terms of
patient outcomes and nurses' sense of professional well-being."