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Become a Nurse Practitioner in Canada

Re-post

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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Looking at tomorrow’s job market…

They’ll leave behind high paying jobs, while their growing health care needs offer a tremendous growth opportunity in a raft of health-related industries as well as in supplying health services.

By: Roger Gibbins, president and CEO of Canada West Foundation
       and Ryan Pike, Jim Hume student intern with the Canada West Foundation.

With the Canadian economy recovering from the recent recession, Canada’s economic outlook is in good shape compared to the rest of the world. Canada is the only G7 country that has returned to pre-recession levels of real output. While the past few years haven’t been optimal for recent graduates entering the workforce, opportunities for youth employment are gradually improving.

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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.

Continue reading Become a Nurse Practitioner in Canada