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Nurse Practitioners

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse (RN) who has completed advanced education at a master’s level. NPs are registered with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM). NPs are primary care providers who provide a comprehensive, engaging, responsive, respectful service.  

Nurse Practitioners work independently and can provide many services including:

- Completing assessments and physical exams, including pap tests and pre-natal exams;

- Diagnosing and managing common issues and chronic conditions;

- Prescribing medications and therapies;

- Ordering diagnostic tests like blood work, x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans and MRIs;

- Performing minor procedures like suturing, biopsies, wart and mole removal; and

- Referring to other health providers including specialists.

For more details on what an NP is click here.

For a complete list of the NP extended practice regulations, click here.


Can an NP be my regular primary care provider?

Yes. A NP can be your primary care provider - the person you see to receive most of your health care.

NPs have access to many resources to support working in partnership with clients for the treatment and management of their health care needs, whether acute or chronic. NPs work in collaboration and consultation with physicians and other health-care providers and can be found working in a variety of settings, including primary care clinics and personal care homes.


What communities have NPs?

Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) employs 19 NPs.  NPs are currently based in Baldur, Birtle, Boissevain, Carberry, Erickson, Glenboro, Grandview, Melita, Minnedosa, Roblin, Rossburn, Ste. Rose du Lac, Swan River, Wawanesa and the 7th Street Health Access Centre in Brandon.

For a complete listing of NPs and their contact information click here.

NPs also provide service on the PMH Mobile Clinic, which has been seeing patients in the region since February 2014. For information on the Mobile Clinic or how to book and appointment with an NP on the Mobile Clinic, click here.


How do I know if a NP is accepting new patients?

Call any NP office or Family Doctor Finder, where you will be connected with a primary care provider (including Physicians or NPs).


Are you an RN interested in becoming an NP?

The Nurse Practitioner Education Grant (NPEG) competition opens each fall. Interested students/new NPs can learn more about the timing and requirements by checking on the Manitoba Student Aid (MSA) website.

PMH also works closely with universities to support education of NP students, with practicing NPs mentoring these students during their practicum placements. 

Many of our NPs and students have benefitted from grants, scholarships, and bursaries available to NP students. Local community foundations have also supported NP students.  This is an important source of support and a good return on investment for communities to consider. 

NP services in the region have been growing and evolving during the last decade. PMH is a leader in Manitoba, and the region will continue incorporating NPs into the health care team. 


Are you interested in a career within Prairie Mountain Health?

Click here to view our current opportunities.


Associated Links:

Nurse Practitioners Association of Manitoba

Nurse Practitioners Association of Canada


Call for an appointment with a Nurse Practitioner near you

Community
     
Clinic 
     
Phone
Baldur       Baldur Clinic       204-535-2294
Birtle       Birtle Clinic       204-842-3990
Boissevain       Boissevain Medical Clinic       204-534-3777
Brandon       7th Street Health Access Centre       204-578-4800
Canupawakpa Dakota Nation       Canupawakpa Health Centre       204-824-2993
Carberry       Carberry Health Clinic       204-834-2126
Erickson       Erickson Clinic       204-636-6809
Glenboro       Glenboro Medical Clinic       204-827-2633
Grandview       Grandview Medical Clinic       204-546-2774
Melita       Melita Clinic       204-522-8353
Minnedosa       Minnedosa Medical Group       204-867-2722
Roblin       Roblin Community Health Services       204-937-6261
Rossburn       Rossburn Medical Clinic       204-859-2566
Ste. Rose du Lac       Ste. Rose Primary Care Centre       204-447-4097
Swan River       Swan Valley Primary Care Centre       204-734-6600
Wawanesa       Wawanesa Clinic       204-824-2993
Waywayseecappo First Nation       Waywayseecappo Health Centre       204-859-2566