Family Practice Nurse Program - DFP

The Family Practice Nurse Program supports family physicians to integrate a registered nurse into their practice. Working in a family practice setting as part of a collaborative team, a registered nurse improves patient access, enhances quality of service from both a patient and a provider perspective, provides comprehensive patient care and improves health outcomes.

There are currently more than 35 Family Practice Nurses working in primary care across the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Originally an initiative of Primary Health Care developed in collaboration with the Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre, the program has now been expanded across the province into other health zones.


Graeme Kohler, Health Services Manager