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Family Practice Nurses Association of Nova Scotia
Family Practice Nurses Association of Nova Scotia
Promoting excellence and advocacy for Family Practice Nursing in Nova Scotia
Welcome to the FPNANS Website

In June 2007, a group of dedicated Family Practice Nurses across Nova Scotia came together to formalize the existing interest group into an established association. We recognize that the majority of Family Practice Nurses work in isolation and have limited opportunities and resources to support their practice needs.

Our mission is to advance Family Practice Nursing in Nova Scotia through collaborative networks and support systems and by promoting our vision and standard of care.

Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses working in the family practice setting are an asset to our primary care system and deserve support. FPNANS Membership benefits include networking forums, education opportunities and a united voice for Family Practice Nurse initiatives. Let's work together to get there!

This website has been brought to you by a generous donation from
the Family Practice Nurse Professional Council through the
Improving Nursing Practice Grant, Capital Health, Nova Scotia and
Family Practice Nurses Association of Nova Scotia.

What's New at FPNANS?

President's Message
Posted: 07.27.15

Tanya Magee
I am excited to be serving an 18 month term as the president of the Nova Scotia Family Practice Nurse's Association and passionate about the value and significant contribution that Registered Nurses, have in Primary Care. As the province transitions from nine independent districts to the Nova Scotia Health Authority, I will use every opportunity to promote and support the work that we all do.

This has been and will continue to be an exciting opportunity in our provinces history. Over the last year the role description for Family Practice Nurse has been finalized. This will provide Registered Nurses employed across the province with a tool to optimize and negotiate their role, continuing to impact the health of Nova Scotians.

At the FPNANS executive we have seen a turnover in membership and we are happy to welcome new energy and leadership to our group. We are thankful for the contribution and dedication of our previous executive members who have helped propel us forward and welcome the contributions and comments from any existing members.

We will continue this important work as we work towards addressing some of the work life issues that we, as family practice nurses, face. We will also take every opportunity to promote the FPN role and the valuable contribution FPN's make to the health of patients, families and communities.

The executive has been working on planning our next educational workshop and AGM scheduled for October 2016. There is much to do and I am confident that we can achieve what needs to be done with our dedicated and enthusiastic executive team and amazing family practice nurses in every corner of this province.

As well, we have been working closely with the Canadian Family Practice Nursing Association to enhance communications and share common concerns.

Please let us know if there is anything on your mind as this will help to inform our work and priorities.

Tanya Magee
President, Family Practice Nurse Association of Nova Scotia

Save the date Oct 22nd 2016 for
our Annual FPNANS Educational Day
Posted: 02.23.16

"The Elephant in the Room" at the Holiday Inn, Truro

Topics include - Addiction screening, Suicide Prevention, Assertiveness Training, Motivational Communications and STI's. We have some fantastic speakers lined up, including Michael Vallis for MI.

Rooms can be booked at the Holiday Inn by calling 902-895-1651 or 888-895-1651---must mention Family Practice Nurses Association of Nova Scotia to get the discount.

Rate is 119.00 (only 15 rooms have been saved and only held until Sept 21st 2016)

Download Agenda & Registration Form [PDF]