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Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Who are they?

A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with extra education and experience. They work within an interprofessional collaborative team.

What can they do?

  • Provide quality care to patients. 
  • Work together with other health care providers.  
  • Refer to specialists.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Order diagnostic tests.
  • Diagnose and treat chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc.
  • Diagnose and treat acute conditions such as bladder infections, ear infections, colds, childhood illnesses, etc.
  • Perform physical exams including pap tests.
  • Treat injuries.
  • Suture cuts.

Where do they work?

  • Community Clinics.
  • Primary Health Centers.
  • Nursing Homes.
  • Hospitals.
  • Emergency Rooms.

What are the benefits of having a Nurse Practitioner in your community?

  • Nurse Practitioners provide a unique blend of healing and prevention.
  • Nurse Practitioners include you as a member of the team and work with you to achieve your health goals.
  • Nurse Practitioners work with your community to develop strategies for improving health in the community such as literacy programs, exercise promotion, safety educations, etc.
  • Nurse practitioners help communities assess their own needs and help find solutions to challenges.
  • Nurse Practitioners work with other sectors in the community such as education, business, seniors, churches, etc.
  • Nurse Practitioners provide holistic, cost effective, accessible care for individuals and communities.

Nurse Practitioners can be found at Primary Health Care Clinics in Sun Country Health Region. Go to http://www.suncountry.sk.ca/service/100/88/primary-health-care.html 

Names and locations are also available at  http://www.suncountry.sk.ca/service/211/88/doctor-and-nurse-practitioner-directory.html