Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week

TORONTO, Nov. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Nurse practitioners (NPs) in Ontario have a special reason to celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 8 – 14, 2015.  For over 40 years NPs have been practicing in the province and this year marks the Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario's (NPAO) return to becoming an independent association.

"NP practice has seen a huge growth in all different practice areas in health care.  We are proud to be the only association in Ontario run by NPs, for NP's" states Theresa Agnew executive director of NPAO. "We will continue to provide access to health care, through NP innovative solutions and work towards full integration of NPs".  This week on the NPAO web site, we are featuring a series called "A day in the life". Each day a new article will be posted, demonstrating a typical day in a NP practice, this is just a small sample of the many ways NPs are making a difference. Please visit:

NPs are licensed, expert clinicians with advanced education and extensive clinical preparation who provide health care in many different practice settings. Ontario also has the first 25 Nurse Practitioner Led Clinics (NPLCs), close to 60,000 people in Ontario receive their primary health care in this new hugely successful model.

NPAO would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our veterans, for the past and current sacrifices they have and continue to make for us. 

The Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) in Canada. It represents the interests of more than 1500 NPs, plus NP students, affiliate members and corporate members, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care.

SOURCE Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario

For further information: To speak with a Nurse Practitioner or to request an interview please contact: Wendy McKay, NPAO President, (519) 328-0880,


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