Summary Nurse Practitioner in the Northeast Region
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "nurse practitioner" was moved from the group Allied primary health practitioners (NOC 3124) to the group Nurse practitioners (NOC 31302).
Find key facts and figures about working as a nurse practitioner. The following information is applicable to all Nurse practitioners (NOC 31302).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with additional education, advanced knowledge and nursing experience, and a specialty of practice. They provide a range of health services to patients and deliver preventive and continuous care toward the management of patients' health. Nurse practitioners work in conjunction with physicians and collaboratively with other nursing colleagues and health-care providers, or they may work independently. They are employed in community health centres, hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation centres. Nurse practitioners may specialize in primary healthcare or acute care.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- Care for, assess and monitor the health of newborns and refer infants to appropriate medical services as required
- Manage labour and spontaneous normal deliveries
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