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NP Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
September 10, 2020
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 […]
By Anne Summach Many Nurse Practitioners in Alberta work within established organization such as Covenant Health, Alberta Health Services, or a Primary Care Network. Then there are those NPs who are stepping out into independent practice and pushing the boundaries of NP care in the province. There are a number of NPAA members who have […]
The First Year of NP Practice: a roller coaster ride!
July 08, 2020
By Merissa May As an NP who has just completed my first year of practice, the roller coaster of emotions and challenges are hard to forget. The good news is, with some good support and an awareness of what to expect, I can confidently say you will make it through. My hope is this blog […]
By Daris Klemmer-Lamoureux Hello to all Alberta Nurse Practitioners! We’re excited to post another blog edition just as summer is arriving. This edition is not a history lesson going back 40+ years, but a focus on Nurse Practitioner practice within the city of Edmonton at a Hospital that is known for rehab excellence. In my […]
by Daris Klemmer-Lamoureux As I sit down to type my first blog submission for the NPAA it’s early May, and I think spring might be arriving! Within the communications group I was selected to review the history of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Canada and Alberta. Why me you say? Perhaps because I am the oldest […]