To enter and maintain ongoing registration in Alberta, NPs must meet strict requirements and standards NPs can work independently and/or in collaboration with other health care professionals, provide health care services for all ages and may work in primary care, hospitals, long term care, etc. INPs are authorized to:
- Provide a comprehensive health history and assessment;
- Diagnose health/ illness conditions and treat acute and chronic illness within a holistic model of care
- Prescribe all medications including controlled drugs and substances, and suboxone and methadone for opiate dependence treatment.
- Dispense, compound, and sell medications;
- Perform medical procedures such as (abscess lancing/draining, sutures, IUD insertions, skin biopsies, etc.
- Order and interpret laboratory tests and diagnostic imagining tests
- Act as primary care providers