What is a Nurse Practitioner?

“A Registered Nurse in the Extended Class. (Nurse Practitioner) are registered nurses with additional education and experience who are able to order and interpret diagnostic tests, communicate diagnoses, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform specific procedures.

NPs practice nursing, the goal of which is to restore, maintain and advance the health of individuals, groups or communities. NPs use a holistic approach, grounded in research. They emphasize health promotion as well as illness/injury prevention and complement rather than replace the care delivered by other health providers. In addition to providing a wide range of health care services to patients, NPs also help patients to access other health and social services that they may require.

NPs work collaboratively with many other health professionals. In particular, they consult with physicians, as required by the needs of their patients.

As of August 2007, the title Nurse Practitioner became a protected title in Ontario. Only nurses in the Extended Class can use this title. There are four NP specialty certificates in the Extended Class: NP-Primary Health Care, NP-Pediatrics, NP-Adult and NP-Anesthesia.”

Source: Health Force Ontario

How can I become a patient of BNPLC?

At present, we are no longer accepting new patients to our clinic.  We ask those seeking primary health care to contact Health Care Connect to be added to their wait list. A member of the Health Care Connect Team will contact you when a primary health care provider becomes available.


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