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Pediatrician Examining Infant

Welcome to FPNANS

Family Practice Nurses Association of Nova Scotia

Promoting Excellence and Advocacy in Family Practice Nursing

Family practice nurses, are typically Registered Nurses (RNs) who practice within primary health care settings. Primary care represents an entry point for patients into the healthcare system and focuses on health promotion, illness prevention, and chronic disease management.

Family practice nurses provide a broad range of health services, including: preventative health promotion and screening (e.g. well-baby assessments, immunizations and cervical screening), health education (e.g. healthy living, disease self-management, behavior change), healthcare management  (e.g. diabetes, hypertension), therapeutic interventions (e.g. wound care, injections), and coordination of care with community partners.


Family practice nurses work in collaboration with family physicians, nurse practitioners and other allied health providers.

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Check out our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the association. 

Baby with Stethoscope

Family Practice Nursing Education Program



Want to learn more about becoming a member, or looking to renew your membership?

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