In force: 2021-01-25
36. A specialized nurse practitioner or specialized nurse practitioner candidate who obtained the diplomas giving access to a specialist’s certificate in primary care before 1 September 2017 must complete the training recognized by the Order before performing the activities referred to in section 36.1 of the Nurses Act (chapter I-8). The same applies to a specialized nurse practitioner student who, before that date, was enrolled in a university-level training program leading to the diplomas giving access to a specialist’s certificate in primary care. The same also applies to a nurse practitioner specialized in primary care who obtained her specialist’s certificate before 8 March 2018 based on recognition of equivalence in accordance with the Règlement sur les normes d’équivalence de diplôme ou de la formation aux fins de la délivrance d’un certificat de spécialiste d’infirmière praticienne spécialisée (chapter I-8, r. 15.2).
The training, which lasts 35 hours, specifically focuses on the elderly and includes the following: advanced clinical evaluation, advanced physiopathology and advanced pharmacology. At least 10 hours focus on the elderly who present behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
The persons referred to in the first and second paragraphs must complete the training within 2 years from the date of coming into force of this Regulation (2021-01-25).