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Mount Royal University offers degree in midwifery

Mount Royal University in Calgary is offering a new degree, a Bachelor of Midwifery. Offered through its Department of Advanced Specialty Health Studies. The Midwifery program is designed to prepare students for administering primary care during and after childbirth in the case of low-risk pregnancies.

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Become a Nurse Practitioner in Canada

Despite the fact that nurse practitioners are becoming increasingly important in the Canadian health care landscape, the graduation numbers don’t reflect this.

By Trevor Graumann

Nurse practitioners can do almost everything a doctor can do

Nurse practitioners are becoming an ever more important, yet still largely invisible, development in Canadian medical care. Their advent opens up new dimensions in nursing careers for those who have an interest in expanding their nursing options

The purpose of nurse practitioners is to relieve doctors of some of the more routine aspects of their work, but nurse practitioners have a surprising number of responsibilities and duties. They can treat and even diagnose under the supervision of a doctor. They can prescribe all but narcotic drugs. They can even perform minor surgeries.

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