Our Mission

The Prince Edward Island Nurse Practitioner Association facilitates the efforts of Nurse Practitioners to provide accessible, efficient, and effective healthcare at the highest standards of practice.

Awareness

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are autonomous, independent practitioners who assess, diagnose, and treat individuals across the life span.

Goals:

  1. Enhance visibility of NPs on Prince Edward Island (PEI).
  2. Encourage the strategic placement of NPs within the healthcare system to ensure timely access and high quality care for all Islanders.
  3. Engage with the Government, Employer, and Public to clarify the role and scope of the NP within the healthcare system.

Workforce Utilization

PEINPA promotes the appropriate utilization of NPs throughout PEI so individuals can access timely, safe, quality healthcare.

Goals:

  1. Increase utilization of NPs to support the well-being and sustainability of the healthcare system as a whole.
  2. Focus on the strategic placement of NPs within the system to increase timely access to healthcare for all Islanders.
  3. Promote the development of NP leadership, employment, and support within the healthcare system.

Advocacy

PEINPA recognizes that NPs are an underutilized resource within the healthcare system of PEI.

Goals:

  1. Advocate for the removal of barriers within the current healthcare system.
  2. Collaborate with key stakeholders to enhance the voice of NPs within the healthcare system.
  3. Advocate for funding model changes, support packages, and scheduling flexibility for NPs to meet the needs of Islanders.