Saskatchewan is a big province with a growing population. While working to meet emerging challenges in larger urban centres, we are committed to supporting the needs of rural and remote communities. To that end our government is working to ensure everyone has access to quality primary health services. Part of that is a recruitment strategy to bring more nurse practitioners to rural Saskatchewan. These are people who can perform physical assessments and diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat common medical conditions,
prescribe medications and those capable of performing minor surgical procedures.