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SNP in 1st line nursing versus the expanded role

Specialized nurse practitioners in first-line nursing care versus nurse in the expanded role

We are asked often what is the difference between the work of a nurse practitioner in first-line nursing care and that of a nurse in the expanded role. There are multiple differences but also many similarities. Here is a comparative board to better demonstrate those differences :

ROLE OF THE NURSE*

 

 

Nurse practitioner in first-line nursing care

Nurse in the expanded role

Place of practice

Dispensary (clinics)
CLSC
FMG (Family Medicine Group)
FMU (family medicine unit)

Dispensary (clinics)

Primary duties

Complete evaluation of the patient
Prescribe laboratory exams and tests diagnostics autonomously
Perform procedures
Prescribe treatments and medication autonomously
Prescribe x-rays and medical imaging examination

Complete evaluation of the patient
Prescribe laboratory exams and tests diagnostics as shown in the therapeutic guide or medical prescriptions
Perform procedures
Prescribe treatments and medication as shown in the therapeutic guide

TRAINING

 

 

Nurse practitioner in first-line nursing care

Nurse in the expanded role at Solutions Nursing

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree

3,360 hours of clinical practice

Selection interview

Northern Quebec

Bachelor’s degree

4,890h of practice

Selection interview

Functional English

Nunavut

College degree

3,360h of practice

Selection interview

English proficiency

Training duration

2 years

+/- 6 weeks

·  +/- 1 week online

·  4 weeks in the classroom

·  +/- 1 week of orientation

As you will notice, the big differences are that the nurse practitioner in first-line nursing care is authorized to prescribe independently but the nurse in the expanded role must use the therapeutic guide and follow protocols to prescribe. With regards to the training, the expended role is much more accessible.

It should be noted that the fact of having followed our training in the extended role and having to work in the extended role is an excellent springboard to pursue your career as a nurse practitioner specializing in primary care. Since the work in the extended role is more rapidly accessible, it happens frequently that nurses chose this path as a starting point. Afterwards, their experience becomes an asset if they chose to become SNP’s and return to work in metropolitan area. In addition to gaining relevant clinical experience, the extended role facilitates your admission to a master’s degree. Furthermore, what should not become negligible for adventures individuals is the fact that the extended role is a must if one decides to peruse a career in any other related field : Doctors Without Borders, Coast Guard, industry….

The expanded role allows you to go further in your nursing practice!



*Non-exhaustive list

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