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A Day in the Life: Covid Edition
January 14, 2021
by Anne Summach, NP One thing that has been clear over the past 10 months, Alberta’s healthcare system is under greater pressure than every before. The COVID-19 pandemic arrived on a foundation of healthcare worker unrest, pending retirements, and threats of physician exodus from the province. Out of the ashes, Nurse Practitioners have risen to […]
Vicky Stooke, NP by: Merissa May, NP Meet Victoria (Vicky) Stooke, a Nurse Practitioner who has been working in Primary Care for 8 years. She is currently employed at the Riley Park Primary Care Network, primarily in the Access365 clinic. What prompted you to consider moving into an Advanced Practice role in Nursing? I was […]
By: Anne Summach, NP Nursing Research is a phrase which elicits excitement in many, trepidation in others, and outright horror in a few. Regardless of your reaction to the idea of participating in it, research is a key way to advance the science of nursing, and, in particular, to highlight the benefits that the role […]
Rosa Mei Ning – Worsley Health Center By Merissa May Working as a Home Care RN in rural Alberta made me realize there were additional cost effective interventions known to enhance patient outcome and speed up recovery that were beyond the Scope of Practice of a RN. The desire to increase access to healthcare services […]
By: Daris Klemmer-Lamoureux Background: Although NPs have practiced in Alberta since the 1970s, the title only became protected in 2003 under the Health Professions Act (HPA). Prior to this some of the NP skill set was encompassed under the auspices of “RN extended class” and entry to practice could be extended class certification or Masters […]