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?
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.
|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|
|Glenboro||Glenboro Medical Clinic||204-827-2633|
|Grandview||Grandview Medical Clinic||204-546-2774|
|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|
|Waywayseecappo First Nation||Waywayseecappo Health Centre||204-859-2566|