Reporting a Change in NP Client Population

This form is for you if you are an NP who needs to report a change in your client population. 

We define a change of population to be moving from the client group that you are formerly educated and have passed the exam to a client group where you have not been educated or passed the exam.  

If you wish to provide care to a client population and you have not completed education or an approved licensure exam (e.g. adult or pediatrics to Family/All Ages), you will be required to report this change to the Registration and Licensing Committee.  This committee will review the application and may determine what, if any, additional education and exam is required in order for you to move to the new client population.

When an NP is required to Report to the Registration and Licensing Committee (RLC)

  1. When an NP wishes to provide care for a client population outside the stream for which they are educated.  
  2. When an NP wishes to provide care for a client population outside the stream for which they were educated because they developed competence with this client population through work experience.

Email us at nppractice@nscn.ca to obtain the NP Client Population Change Form or if you have any questions.

As a result of the Nursing Act, you are no longer not required to report if you are moving to a different practice setting if it is within the same stream of practice (e.g. a Family/All Ages NP who moves from a community clinic to an acute care facility).  This type of client population change will be managed through your employer orientation to the new position.

NP Change of Client Population Report Form

Nurse practitioners who wish to apply for a change of client population will submit their request to the Registration and Licensing Committee using the following form:

Name
Focus of Education in Initial NP Program (select appropriate option):
Requesting to Change to the Following Client Popuation (select appropriate option):